Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

Alan Gross, Jailed Jewish Contractor, Gets New Hope as Lawmakers Arrive in Cuba

[Translate] Alan Gross, Jailed Jewish Contractor, Gets New Hope as Lawmakers Arrive in Cuba 7 Members of Congress Land in Havana for Talks With Castro nathan guttman Demonstrators call for release of Alan Gross in a December 2012 protest in … Continue reading

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The private military industry and neoliberal imperialism: Mapping the terrain

[Translate] The private military industry and neoliberal imperialism: Mapping the terrain Richard Godfrey rg148@le.ac.uk, University of Leicester, UK Jo Brewis, University of Leicester, UK Jo Grady, University of Leicester, UK Chris Grocott, University of Leicester, UK Abstract Despite the international … Continue reading

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Private Security Industry that asks the true human and financial costs of war must be made transparent and accountable, study concludes

[Translate] Private Security Industry that asks the true human and financial costs of war must be made transparent and accountable, study concludes 19 February 2013 Leicester, University of More effective regulation is required, argue University of Leicester management experts The … Continue reading

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Tightening the belt on agency discretion in suspension and debarment

[Translate] Tightening the belt on agency discretion in suspension and debarment Husch Blackwell LLP Claude P. Goddard USA February 18 2013 Author page » Federal agencies have closely guarded their authority to suspend and debar contractors that they determine are … Continue reading

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The Arabian Dream: Abu Dhabi’s Mercenaries

[Translate] The Arabian Dream: Abu Dhabi’s Mercenaries Daily News Egypt  /   February 19, 2013 The Colombians had entered the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built … Continue reading

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When Peacemakers Become Perpetrators: Kathryn Bolkovac Introduces The Whistleblower at the UN

[Translate] Lia Petridis Maiello Journalist and editor When Peacemakers Become Perpetrators: Kathryn Bolkovac Introduces The Whistleblower at the UN Posted: 02/19/2013 6:40 pm Photo: Kathryn BolkovacKathryn Bolkovac had a passion for doing what is right, representing an institution that symbolizes … Continue reading

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Switzerland Checks Mercenaries, Partially

[Translate] Switzerland Checks Mercenaries, Partially By Ray Smith | Aegis, a ‘private security and risk management company’ has moved quietly into Switzerland. Credit: Ray Smith/IPS. BASEL, Feb 18 2013 (IPS) – The Swiss government has presented a draft law regulating … Continue reading

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The Mystery Behind the Benghazi Attack

[Translate] The Mystery Behind the Benghazi Attack … The security arrangements for the Benghazi consulate, and indeed for all our operations in Libya, are under scrutiny, and one detail is being seized on: the hiring of a small and little-known … Continue reading

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