Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

“Zero-Tolerance” on Trafficking Must Mean What It Says

[Translate] 03/18/2013 Human Trafficking “Zero-Tolerance” on Trafficking Must Mean What It Says By Allison Frankel, ACLU Human Rights Program at 4:54pm U.S. officials have acknowledged that human trafficking is a problem of “crisis proportions,” both outside and inside America’s borders. … Continue reading

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Group demands investigation into woman’s death

[Translate] Posted: 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 Group demands investigation into woman’s death Christina Maddock, a Fairborn contractor killed in Afghanistan. Submitted photo. By Tiffany Y. Latta Staff Writer A foundation issued a statement Wednesday urging a full investigation … Continue reading

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A lesson from Iraq war: How to outsource war to private contractors

[Translate] A lesson from Iraq war: How to outsource war to private contractors During the Iraq war, private defense contractors providing security and support outnumbered troops on the ground at points. Contractors can enhance US military capacity but also entail … Continue reading

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Drone Contractor Says PE Firm Poached Info, Employees

[Translate] Drone Contractor Says PE Firm Poached Info, Employees By Helen Christophi Law360, Los Angeles (February 22, 2013, 10:17 PM ET) — In a suit removed to Tennessee federal court Friday, drone manufacturer and defense contractor ISR Group Inc. says … Continue reading

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Private Military Companies and International Security

[Translate] Private Military Companies and International Security By Christopher Wood on March 21, 2013 Do Private Military Companies Undermine or Contribute to International Security? A Theoretical Approach Whilst the time-honoured profession of being a mercenary may be as old as … Continue reading

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Iraq War Contractors Fight On Against Lawsuits, Investigations, Fines

[Translate]   Christina Wilkie Iraq War Contractors Fight On Against Lawsuits, Investigations, Fines Posted: 03/20/2013 7:34 am EDT  |  Updated: 03/20/2013 11:22 am EDT WASHINGTON — Donald Rumsfeld declared war on the Pentagon bureaucracy on a quiet, sunny Monday seven months into … Continue reading

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Commercialising Security in Europe. Political Consequences for Peace Operations

[Translate] News – 20. March 2013 PRIO’s New Security Studies presents its latest book edited by Anna Leander Commercialising Security in Europe. Political Consequences for Peace Operations The PRIO book series New Security Studies has published its first volume of … Continue reading

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Staff Sergeant Pleads Guilty in Army Finance Office Misconduct

[Translate] Staff Sergeant Pleads Guilty in Army Finance Office Misconduct U.S. Attorney’s Office March 19, 2013 Eastern District of North Carolina (919) 856-4530 RALEIGH- United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Jason Begany, 31, of … Continue reading

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