Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

USA Today does journalism right: Digs into zombie US army program

[Translate] USA Today does journalism right: Digs into zombie US army program 20.02.2013 By John Stanton Sources report that Mr. U repeatedly signed and approved overtime that was not worked except when a particular individual went to services for Passover. … Continue reading

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Documents: Investigations into the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System

[Translate] ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY Turning and turning in the widening gyre | The falcon cannot hear the falconer | Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold | Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world | The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and … Continue reading

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The End of Debates About the Human Terrain System?

[Translate] ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY Turning and turning in the widening gyre | The falcon cannot hear the falconer | Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold | Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world | The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and … Continue reading

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SIGAR Promotes Itself at Afghanistan’s Expense

[Translate] SIGAR Promotes Itself at Afghanistan’s Expense Inspector General protects officials who waste Afghan aid Sunday 10 February 2013, by Matthew J. Nasuti SIGAR’s first priority is to promote SIGAR and the Obama Administration. SIGAR stands for the “Special Inspector … Continue reading

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Close but no SIGAR — yet

[Translate] Close but no SIGAR — yet Inspector Sopko is slowly but surely unraveling the biggest scandal of the decade — U.S. aid to Afghanistan. Published: Feb. 8, 2013 at 5:34 AM By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large … Continue reading

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If You Build It, They Will…Well, Not Sure What They’ll Do

[Translate] If You Build It, They Will…Well, Not Sure What They’ll Do by Sunny in Kabul on 2/20/2013 · 0 comments This week on the blog we’ve been looking at the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and some … Continue reading

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CACI Awarded Prime Position on $11 Billion Multiple-Award Contract to Provide Acquisition Support for Department of Homeland Security

[Translate] Feb. 19, 2013, 8:00 a.m. EST CACI Awarded Prime Position on $11 Billion Multiple-Award Contract to Provide Acquisition Support for Department of Homeland Security ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 19, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — CACI International Inc CACI -0.21% announced today … Continue reading

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Lawmaker: Army program needs more oversight

[Translate] Lawmaker: Army program needs more oversight By Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, washington — The Army needs to justify the continuation of a $250million program to send social scientists to the battlefield because of problems outlined in a report … Continue reading

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Exploring Mercenaries

[Translate] Exploring Mercenaries By Casey Sahadath on February 20, 2013 While the mercenary profession has existed for centuries, the modern day Private Military Company (PMC) is a new concept and entity in warfare. The modern PMC has its roots in … Continue reading

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Civil Society Statement on the Articles of Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers February 15, 2013

[Translate] Civil Society Statement on the Articles of Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers February 15, 2013 The International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers (PSCs), if accompanied by an effective … Continue reading

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