Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

Meet the contractors turning America’s police into a paramilitary force

[Translate] Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 12:08 PM EST Meet the contractors turning America’s police into a paramilitary force They can already learn a lot about you with their spy technologies By John Knefel, AlterNet This article originally appeared on AlterNet. … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Intelligence | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Congress grapples with gap on scofflaw contractors

[Translate] Congress grapples with gap on scofflaw contractors By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON — With thousands of civilian contractors remaining in Iraq and Afghanistan, Justice Department officials want Congress to resolve a legal issue they say obstructs efforts to … Continue reading

Posted in Control, Legal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Another Benghazi? Report Warns of Threat to US Embassy in Kabul

[Translate] Another Benghazi? Report Warns of Threat to US Embassy in Kabul By Barnini Chakraborty Published January 31, 2013 FoxNews.com Memorial Day at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, May 30, 2011. (S.K. Vemmer/Department of State) (US Department … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Companies, Shooters | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kam Air Has Never Allowed Drugs

[Translate] Wall Street Journal January 31, 2013 Pg. 14 Kam Air Has Never Allowed Drugs I am shocked to learn from the Journal (“Afghan Airline Ferried Opium, U.S. Alleges,” page one, Jan. 25) that our company was supposedly engaged in … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Companies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Afghan Contractor Failings On Bomb Barriers Being Probed

[Translate] Bloomberg.com January 30, 2013 Afghan Contractor Failings On Bomb Barriers Being Probed By Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg News U.S. investigators are widening a criminal investigation into whether Afghan contractors failed to install barriers to protect troops from improvised bombs or … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Contracts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

U.S.-Funded Afghan Fuel Could Have Come From Iran, Report Says

[Translate] Washington Post January 31, 2013 Pg. 10 U.S.-Funded Afghan Fuel Could Have Come From Iran, Report Says By Ernesto Londono American officials in Afghanistan have failed to verify that fuel purchased for Afghan security forces in recent years did … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Logistics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Afghans Bristle At U.S. Ban On Airline

[Translate] New York Times January 31, 2013 Afghans Bristle At U.S. Ban On Airline By Alissa J. Rubin KABUL, Afghanistan — A recent move by the United States military to bar one of Afghanistan’s major airlines from contracts because of … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Companies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Second draft of the charter for the oversight mechanism of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC).

[Translate]   This is a second draft of the charter for the oversight mechanism of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC).

Posted in Control | Tagged | Leave a comment

Pentagon’s ‘Cyber-Security’ Unit Is About Everything Except Defense

[Translate] Pentagon’s ‘Cyber-Security’ Unit Is About Everything Except Defense By Glenn Greenwald, Guardian UK 29 January 13 Cyber-threats are the new pretext to justify expansion of power and profit for the public-private National Security State s the US government depicts … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

UK defense contractor planning WMD false flag in Syria: Analyst

[Translate] UK defense contractor planning WMD false flag in Syria: Analyst Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:5PM By Tony Cartalucci Should “chemical weapons” be used in Syria in an apparent joint Syrian-Russian operation, Britam, the United Kingdom, and Qatar should be … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Intelligence, UK | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment