Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

From war zones to the training room

[Translate] From war zones to the training room By Rob Moore • Published 12 Jan 2013 11:00 AN ex-squaddie is using his experience of working in deadly war zones to help train other former Helensburgh military personnel.   For more … Continue reading

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Foreign companies owe Afghanistan 70 million dollars, report finds

[Translate] Foreign companies owe Afghanistan 70 million dollars, report finds 23 December 2012, 19:22 (GMT+04:00) A number of NATO-linked foreign companies are “running away” from paying Afghan taxes, cheating the country out of millions of dollars worth of revenue, an … Continue reading

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How the world’s navies ignored the plight of a hijacked ship for nearly three years

[Translate] How the world’s navies ignored the plight of a hijacked ship for nearly three years By Colin Freeman World Last updated: December 27th, 2012 How’s this for a seasonal tale to warm the hearts? After almost three years in captivity, … Continue reading

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Army of One … Contractor

[Translate] December 17, 2012 Army of One … Contractor January 11, 2013 Mark Thompson posted an interesting federal contracting-related tidbit Tuesday on TIME’s national security blog, Battleland. He looked at a list of recent Department of Defense contract awards and noticed that many of … Continue reading

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G4S named RBC top pick

[Translate]   G4S named RBC top pick Accident-prone G4S (LON:GFS) has been raised to ‘top pick’ status by RBC Capital Markets. Driving the upgrade from ‘outperform’ has been the stock’s underperformance following the well publicised Olympic debacle ahead of last … Continue reading

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Special IG For Afghan Reconstruction Cites Rampant Fraud, Waste

[Translate] Stripes.com January 10, 2013 Special IG For Afghan Reconstruction Cites Rampant Fraud, Waste By Chris Carroll, Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Much of the $28 million the United States spends daily to build up Afghanistan is thrown at projects … Continue reading

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