Monthly Archives: February 2013

Recovering Organizational Clothing and IndividualEquipment from Civilians and ContractorEmployees Remains a Challenge

[Translate] Report No. DODIG-2013-050 February 22, 2013 Recovering Organizational Clothing and IndividualEquipment from Civilians and ContractorEmployees Remains a Challenge

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RAND Corporation Launches Contractor Health and Well-being Study

[Translate] RAND Corporation Launches Contractor Health and Well-being Study If you are a private contractor with deployment experience: The RAND Corporation, a non-partisan, non-profit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis, is sponsoring a study on … Continue reading

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Increasingly Venal Justice Department Settles on Gentle Punishment for Ex-Blackwater Executives

[Translate] Increasingly Venal Justice Department Settles on Gentle Punishment for Ex-Blackwater Executives By: Kevin Gosztola Friday February 22, 2013 7:28 pm Blackwater Worldwide’s logo (Creative Commons-licensed photo on Wikipedia in the public domain) Two ex-Blackwater Worldwide executives pled guilty to … Continue reading

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Private armies enter judicial cross hairs

[Translate] Private armies enter judicial cross hairs Switzerland took its first steps to prohibit security firms based in Switzerland from any direct involvement in hostilities abroad (AFP) by Sonia Fenazzi, swissinfo.ch Feb 24, 2013 – 11:00 Private security firms based in … Continue reading

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Mercenary firms: a lucrative niche market

[Translate] Sunday 24.02.2013 International Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation A $100 billion market Mercenary firms: a lucrative niche market Contractors of the US private security firm Blackwater secured the site of a roadside bomb attack near the Iranian embassy … Continue reading

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DOJ Gives Blackwater a Whitewash On Felony Charges

[Translate] DOJ Gives Blackwater a Whitewash On Felony Charges Posted on February 21, 2013 by bmaz Something funny happened in the Eastern District of North Carolina today. Out of the blue in an extremely significant case, and without particular notice … Continue reading

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Blackwater Off the Hook Again in Plea Deal With Bush-Appointed Judge

[Translate] Published on Friday, February 22, 2013 by Common Dreams Blackwater Off the Hook Again in Plea Deal With Bush-Appointed Judge America has the “best justice system in the world,” says Blackwater exec – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer A criminal … Continue reading

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Ex-Blackwater Employees’ Felony Charges Dropped, Said CIA Told Them To Provide King WIth Rifles

[Translate] Ex-Blackwater Employees’ Felony Charges Dropped, Said CIA Told Them To Provide King WIth Rifles By MICHAEL BIESECKER 02/22/13 03:25 PM ET EST RALEIGH, N.C. — The federal prosecution of five former employees of the private security firm Blackwater has … Continue reading

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Case Ends Against Ex-Blackwater Officials

[Translate] Case Ends Against Ex-Blackwater Officials By JAMES RISEN and MARK MAZZETTI Published: February 21, 2013 ¶ WASHINGTON — The federal government’s three-year prosecution of five former officials of Blackwater Worldwide virtually collapsed on Thursday after charges against three of … Continue reading

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Is Mandiant a ‘digital Blackwater’?

[Translate] Is Mandiant a ‘digital Blackwater’? By ANNE FLAHERTY | Associated Press  View PhotoAssociated Press/Jacquelyn Martin – Mandiant founder and CEO Kevin Mandia is seen in his office in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Mandiant, started in 2004 by … Continue reading

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