Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

Antipiracy bill drafted to let private armed guards defend ships

[Translate] Antipiracy bill drafted to let private armed guards defend ships Kyodo Feb 4, 2013 The government will submit an antipiracy bill to the Diet that would allow foreign security contractors aboard Japanese flag-bearing vessels to carry firearms while in … Continue reading

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Propaganda programs hard to justify, Panetta says

[Translate] Propaganda programs hard to justify, Panetta says Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY4:53p.m. EST February 2, 2013 Defense Secretary Panetta says the military struggles to gauge the effectiveness of propaganda plans. (Photo: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights Defense … Continue reading

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DOL reaches settlement with contractor on failure to report injuries and fatalities under Defense Base Act

[Translate] Labor Department Documents and Publications January 31, 2013 DOL reaches settlement with contractor on failure to report injuries and fatalities under Defense Base Act OWCP News Release: [01/31/2013] Contact Name: Adriano Llosa Phone Number: (202) 693-693-4686 Release Number: 13-0189-NAT … Continue reading

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Benghazi: The Attacks and the Lessons Learned

[Translate] Federal News Service January 23, 2013 Wednesday Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subject: “Benghazi: The Attacks and the Lessons Learned” Chaired by: Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) Witness: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Enhanced Coverage LinkingHillary Clinton  Location: … Continue reading

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Offshore secrets: The military and intelligence register

[Translate] The Guardian (London) – Final Edition November 29, 2012 Thursday Offshore secrets: The military and intelligence register Pg. 14 Gerry Moore Company: GM Property Developments, LHM Property Holdings. Story: South London private detective sets up BVI companies with Swiss … Continue reading

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Part Three: Bechtel and the Y-12 security breach

[Translate] Part Three: Bechtel and the Y-12 security breach By Robert Lee Maril and Rachael Lee Published 25 January 2013 With an annual security budget of $150 million, the Y-12 Nuclear Complex at Oakridge, Tennessee, prided itself on its high-tech … Continue reading

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Should SIGAR Have Suspension and Debarment Power?

[Translate] Should SIGAR Have Suspension and Debarment Power? February 1, 2013 From time to time, POGO highlights the excellent work being done by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to curb fraud, waste, and abuse in the U.S. reconstruction mission … Continue reading

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Are Private Military Firms The Answer To The Expanding Global Crisis?

[Translate] International Business & Economics Research Journal February 2011 Are Private Military Firms The Answer To The Expanding Global Crisis? Neil, Benjamin A; Neil, Pg. 13 Vol. 10 No. 2 For the first time in history of the modern nation-state, … Continue reading

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Military and Contractor Justice in Iraq

[Translate] Marine Corps Gazette December 2010 Military and Contractor Justice in Iraq by Maj James L. “Ceasar” Janay Maj Janay has served multiple tours in Iraq as an F/A-18 pilot and 5th Air/Naval Gunfire Liaison Company team leader. He is … Continue reading

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Report Blasts Afghan Reconstruction Effort

[Translate] Stars and Stripes February 1, 2013 Pg. 1 Report Blasts Afghan Reconstruction Effort By Heath Druzin, Stars and Stripes KABUL — More than 11 years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, Wednesday’s quarterly report from a key government oversight agency … Continue reading

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