Daily Archives: January 25, 2013

Former Co-Owner of Contracting Company Sentenced in San Antonio to 30 Months in Prison for Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Government

[Translate] Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 24, 2013 Former Co-Owner of Contracting Company Sentenced in San Antonio to 30 Months in Prison for Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Government A former co-owner of … Continue reading

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Booz Allen gets $475M Special Forces contract

[Translate] Jan 24, 2013, 1:46pm MST Booz Allen gets $475M Special Forces contract Mike Sunnucks Senior Reporter- Phoenix Business Journal Defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton has won a $475 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to offer assistance … Continue reading

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Danger On The High (PM)C’s

[Translate] Danger On The High (PM)C’s by Jill Sargent Russell on 24 January 2013 A piece last week on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today Programme’* on a critical development in military affairs was broadcast as if it were a mere curiosity. … Continue reading

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The ‘responsibility to respect’: time to look beyond the nation-state?

[Translate] The ‘responsibility to respect’: time to look beyond the nation-state? Elise Rietveld 24 January 2013 Subjects: When it comes to R2P are the institutions designed some 60 years ago still the best way to represent the ‘international community’? International … Continue reading

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Military contracting: our new era of corporate mercenaries

[Translate] Military contracting: our new era of corporate mercenaries A niche business has become a huge industry – but murky as ever: privatising conflict means bypassing democratic oversight Arjun Sethi guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 23 January 2013 09.00 EST Private military contracting … Continue reading

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Lawsuit: Kabul Embassy Guards Told To Lie About Long Hours

[Translate] Lawsuit: Kabul Embassy Guards Told To Lie About Long Hours The saga of U.S. diplomatic security in Afghanistan continues. BY ADAM ZAGORIN, DAVID HILZENRATH | JANUARY 23, 2013 The company responsible for providing security at the U.S. embassy in … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Security To Be Subject Of Clinton Hearings

[Translate] Washington Post January 23, 2013 Pg. 5 Diplomatic Security To Be Subject Of Clinton Hearings Fallout from Libya attack has brought new scrutiny about safety By Karen DeYoung For more than two decades, federal law has required the State … Continue reading

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State Dept. Seeks Contractors for $1B in UAV Work

[Translate] State Dept. Seeks Contractors for $1B in UAV Work Sep. 11, 2012 – 04:07PM   |   By PAUL McLEARY   |   The U.S. State Department is looking to spend up to $1 billion over the next five years on contractor-operated UAVs … Continue reading

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