Daily Archives: March 6, 2013

Private Maritime Security Companies and the Use of Force

Private Maritime Security Companies and the Use of Force Last year, a drafting group consisting of private security associations, flag states and maritime industry associations began working on the so-called 100 Series Rules “for the establishment of a clear and … Continue reading

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Amid chaos and corruption

   STUART BOWEN | SIGIR | SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION | IRAQ | US OCCUPATION | ANALYSIS Amid chaos and corruption Ten years on, US auditor for Iraq reconstruction issues his final, devastating verdict By Benjamin Redd on … Continue reading

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Iraq Reconstruction Cost U.S. $60 Billion, Left Behind Corruption And Waste

David Wood   david.wood@huffingtonpost.com   Iraq Reconstruction Cost U.S. $60 Billion, Left Behind Corruption And Waste Posted: 03/06/2013 1:12 pm EST WASHINGTON — In nine years of war in Iraq, 4,448 Americans died and 32,221 were wounded in battle, leaving behind … Continue reading

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The Democracy Boondoggle in Iraq

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/03/05/the_democracy_boondoggle_in_iraq The Democracy Boondoggle in Iraq The U.S. spent billions promoting democracy in Iraq. Now the official verdict is in: It was all for nothing. BY CHRISTIAN CARYL | MARCH 5, 2013 Most Americans have pretty much forgotten about the … Continue reading

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Report Details Mistakes Made by U.S. in Improvement Projects for Iraq

Report Details Mistakes Made by U.S. in Improvement Projects for Iraq By MICHAEL R. GORDON Published: March 6, 2013 WASHINGTON — Before he left his Pentagon post, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta concluded that the inability of the Obama administration … Continue reading

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U.S. Wasted Billions of Dollars on Iraqi Reconstruction

Wednesday 6 March • News about Europe, for the world U.S. Wasted Billions of Dollars on Iraqi Reconstruction Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 06:00Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Mar 06 (IPS) – Almost exactly a decade after the 2003 U.S. invasion … Continue reading

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U.S. Is Hit on Iraq, Afghan Outlays

WORLD NEWS Updated March 5, 2013, 11:35 p.m. ET U.S. Is Hit on Iraq, Afghan Outlays By DION NISSENBAUM WASHINGTON—After spending $150 billion on controversial development projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. has made minimal progress in ensuring its … Continue reading

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Iraq Rebuilding Marred by $9 Billion Loss, Auditor Says

Bloomberg News Iraq Rebuilding Marred by $9 Billion Loss, Auditor Says By Tony Capaccio on March 06, 2013 The U.S. lost at least $9 billion of taxpayer money set aside to rebuild Iraq, as poor planning and weak oversight allowed … Continue reading

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Iraq Reconstruction Report Documents Waste, Corruption

Iraq Reconstruction Report Documents Waste, Corruption By: Barbara Slavin for Al-Monitor. Posted on March 5. If the United States ever tries to rebuild another broken country — say, Syria — it should focus on security, start small and make sure there are … Continue reading

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Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results By LARA JAKES — Mar. 6 12:31 AM EST FILE – In this file photo taken on Dec. 21, 2003, Iraqi workers end their shift at a reconstruction site in … Continue reading

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