Daily Archives: January 19, 2013

The logistics of getting aid into S.Sudan camps

[Translate] AlertNet News Blog – The logistics of getting aid into S.Sudan camps By Will Holden | Wednesday at 4:26 PM | Comments ( 0 ) Agility’s Will Holden (R) organises relief supply deliveries in South Sudan. PHOTO/Agility Global logistics … Continue reading

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Alloa private soldier sues his employers for £1.7m over a slipped disk

[Translate] 18 January 2013 Last updated at 08:21 ET Alloa private soldier sues his employers for £1.7m over a slipped disk Joseph Davidson said he injured his back carrying a heavy colleague An Alloa soldier of fortune who slipped a … Continue reading

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Jury: KBR Caused Troops’ Cancer; KBR: Pay Up, America!

[Translate] Jury: KBR Caused Troops’ Cancer; KBR: Pay Up, America! by Wonkette Jr. A guest post from your comrade “Glasspusher.” Remember when liberals had Dick Cheney’s Halliburton to be OUTRAGED about, like common wingnuts have a black president? Well, jump … Continue reading

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S&P summary: DynCorp International Inc.

[Translate] TEXT-S&P summary: DynCorp International Inc. Mon Jan 7, 2013 9:33am EST DynCorp derives almost all of its revenue from the U.S. Defense and State departments, which face significant uncertainty in their budgets. For starters, the government is currently operating … Continue reading

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How Gun Lube Brought Down the British Empire

[Translate] How Gun Lube Brought Down the British Empire 1/19/13 | by Chris Eger In 1857 colonial India, the British East India Company was an enormous publicly traded private corporation that literally controlled the country. They equipped and had under … Continue reading

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Sen. Claire McCaskill leaps hurdles to overhauling wartime contracting

[Translate] Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2013 Sen. Claire McCaskill leaps hurdles to overhauling wartime contracting Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, in Washington, D.C., in 2012. | Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT By Lindsay Wise | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — When Claire McCaskill … Continue reading

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Kabul’s Detention Of Western Contractors Spurs Tensions

[Translate] Wall Street Journal January 18, 2013 Pg. 11 Kabul’s Detention Of Western Contractors Spurs Tensions By Nathan Hodge KABUL—Afghanistan detained several Western employees of a top supplier to the U.S. military in an escalating dispute over taxes, as tax … Continue reading

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