Daily Archives: March 29, 2013

Shocking waste of your tax dollars

[Translate] Mike Thompson: Shocking waste of your tax dollars March 7, 2013

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Army defends battlefield social science program

[Translate] Army defends battlefield social science program By Tom Vanden Brook – USA Today Posted : Wednesday Mar 27, 2013 14:58:50 EDT WASHINGTON — Army Secretary John McHugh defended the use of military social scientists on battlefields despite some initial … Continue reading

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$100 Billion in Aid Squandered in Afghanistan

[Translate] $100 Billion in Aid Squandered in Afghanistan Photo: REuters/Abdul Qodus/Files By DAVID FRANCIS, The Fiscal Times March 6, 2013 The decision by the United States Agency for International Development to scrap the completion of a dam project meant to supply … Continue reading

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Sequestration Threatens Afghanistan Reconstruction Effort

[Translate] Sequestration Threatens Afghanistan Reconstruction Effort Posted by wadsam | March 6, 2013 Professional Overseas Contractors (POC)-The Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and the Economic Support Fund for Afghanistan have roughly $6 billion in un-obligated money from the past two years, … Continue reading

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The Return of the Mercenary

[Translate] The Return of the Mercenary The conflict in Mali is a symptom of a broader trend in international relations: the return of mercenaries. Originally hired by autocratic regimes in Africa and the Middle East to crack down on popular … Continue reading

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Theorising the use of private military and security companies: a synthetic perspective

[Translate] Journal of International Relations and Development 1 March 2013 Theorising the use of private military and security companies: a synthetic perspective Andreas Krucka Geschwister Scholl Institute for Political Science, University of Munich (LMU), Oettingenstr. 67, 80538 Munich, Germany. E-mail: andreas.kruck@gsi.uni-muenchen.de AbstractThis article … Continue reading

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Boyne City man injured in Afghanistan receives medal

[Translate] Boyne City man injured in Afghanistan receives medal March 11, 2013|Aebra Coe- 231-439-9397- acoe@petoskeynews.com AEBRA COE/NEWS-REVIEW BOYNE CITY — At its worst, rockets, bullets or grenades would rain from the sky daily, leaving men and women burned, wounded by … Continue reading

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G4S Debt Investors See Beyond 2012 Olympics Fiasco: U.K. Credit

[Translate] G4S Debt Investors See Beyond 2012 Olympics Fiasco: U.K. Credit By Alex Webb – Mar 24, 2013 8:00 PM ETQ G4S Plc (GFS), pilloried for its failure to supply enough security workers for the London 2012 Olympics, is back … Continue reading

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Video: Lessons from Iraq’s Reconstruction (SIGIR)

[Translate]   Video: Lessons from Iraq’s Reconstruction (SIGIR)   Mar 27, 2013 Duration: 01:49:17 Click HERE for video. Download Video (Right-Click and Save)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R_T40fTwhrQ Ten years after the United States entered Iraq, the Office of the Special Inspector General for … Continue reading

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Lawyer: Murtha-Linked Pa. Brothers to Plead Guilty

[Translate] Lawyer: Murtha-Linked Pa. Brothers to Plead Guilty By JOE MANDAK Associated Press PITTSBURGH March 27, 2013 (AP) Two brothers who owned defense contracting businesses that benefited from earmarks obtained by the late U.S. Rep. John Murtha will plead guilty … Continue reading

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