Monthly Archives: January 2013

Typhon Launches Private Maritime Security Service against Piracy

[Translate] Typhon Launches Private Maritime Security Service against Piracy January 29, 2013 Typhon Maritime Security Service announced the launch of its first marine convoy escort service, designed to enable “ship operators to transit the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and … Continue reading

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AAR Extends Airlift Support In Africa

[Translate] AAR Extends Airlift Support In Africa Leading airlift provider to continue providing support for U.S. operations in the region WOOD DALE, Ill., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — AAR (NYSE:AIR) announced today that the Company’s Airlift business was selected to … Continue reading

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Deployed troops raise money for wounded

[Translate] Published: 12:19 PM, Sun Jan 27, 2013 Deployed troops raise money for wounded    [+] click to enlarge By Drew Brooks Staff writer A defense contractor has raised $26,000 for local wounded warriors, but the fundraising effort was anything … Continue reading

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IMAM SAHIB BORDER POLICE COMPANY HEADQUARTERS IN KUNDUZ PROVINCE: $7.3 MILLION FACILITY SITS LARGELY UNUSED

[Translate] On January 29 2013 Today, SIGAR released an inspection of the Imam Sahib Border Police company headquarters in Kunduz province.  The $7.3 million facility was built to hold 175 people, yet only 12 were on site and no one … 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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Security firms eye African ‘terror’ bonanza

[Translate] Jan 30, 2013 Security firms eye African ‘terror’ bonanza By Ramzy Baroud Although recognized as the world’s biggest security firm, the image of Britain’s G4S plummeted during the London Olympics last year as it failed to meet the government’s … Continue reading

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G4S human rights record under tough Scandinavian scrutiny

[Translate] G4S human rights record under tough Scandinavian scrutiny Adri Nieuwhof 28 January 2013 Subjects: G4S: securing whose world? Putting reputational capital at risk: when a security company’s human rights record counts in the contest for public contracts. Politicians in … Continue reading

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Putting Credibility Into a Code of Conduct

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Putting Credibility Into a Code of Conduct Posted: 01/28/2013 11:37 am For those who are familiar with what was once Blackwater, which became Xe Services in 2009, and then … Continue reading

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Kam Air rejects ‘baseless’ US drug smuggling charges

[Translate] Kam Air rejects ‘baseless’ US drug smuggling charges AFP KABUL  – Afghanistan’s largest private airline Kam Air hit back Saturday at allegations it was involved in drug smuggling, threatening to seek compensation if the charges levelled against it by … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Rights Strengthened for Some United Nations Police Officers

[Translate] Whistleblower Rights Strengthened for Some United Nations Police Officers by Shelley Walden on January 16, 2013 ( The Whistleblogger / 2013 ) A provision in the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA 2013) – which was signed into law … Continue reading

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