Monthly Archives: March 2013

Congressional Medal Proposed for Ex-SEALs Killed in Benghazi

[Translate] Congressional Medal Proposed for Ex-SEALs Killed in Benghazi By Lee Ferran @leeferran Mar 15, 2013 11:32am Two former Navy SEALs who were killed responding to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya last September could be honored with a Congressional … Continue reading

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Crouching guard, hidden danger for China security firms

[Translate] Crouching guard, hidden danger for China security firms Thursday, 17 January, 2013, 4:26pm Agence France-Presse in Beijing An instructor gestures as students hold rubber guns during a bodyguard training session in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters In sub-zero winter … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Can’t Handle Direct Aid, U.S. Watchdog Says

[Translate] Reuters.com February 12, 2013 Afghanistan Can’t Handle Direct Aid, U.S. Watchdog Says By Susan Cornwell, Reuters WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s government does not appear able to manage the large amounts of direct aid that the United States and other countries … Continue reading

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Private Military Contractors: Deploy or Avoid?

[Translate] Private Military Contractors: Deploy or Avoid? Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’ in Iraq drs. Caspar Tristan ten Dam * © June 2010 It was a deadly concoction: cascades of money, high-powered weapons, legal indemnity, [and] a war against a … Continue reading

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DynCorp Dodges Ecuadoreans’ Chemical-Exposure Suit

[Translate] DynCorp Dodges Ecuadoreans’ Chemical-Exposure Suit By Gavin Broady Law360, New York (March 06, 2013, 2:00 PM ET) — Government contractor DynCorp International Inc. has escaped a suit over injuries purportedly caused by anti-narcotic herbicides sprayed at the Colombia-Ecuador border, … Continue reading

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DOJ Declines to Prosecute DynCorp Over FCPA Allegations

[Translate] March 28, 2013, 5:57 PM ET DOJ Declines to Prosecute DynCorp Over FCPA Allegations Samuel Rubenfeld Wall Street Journal The parent company of DynCorp International Corp. said Wednesday that the Justice Department said it wouldn’t prosecute the company over … Continue reading

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The U.S. Government’s Employment of Private Security Companies Abroad

[Translate]   The U.S. Government’s Employment of Private Security Companies Abroad Colonel Eugene Shearer United States Army Class of2012 Approved for Public Release Distribution is Unlimited This manuscript is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Master of … Continue reading

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Supply and demand: the paradox of private security companies in Libya

[Translate]   Supply and demand: the paradox of private security companies in Libya Rhiannon Smith25 March 2013 While many foreigners working in Libya are genuinely interested in helping the country move forward towards a more stable future, it seems very … Continue reading

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UK becomes world’s second largest outsourcing market

[Translate] UK becomes world’s second largest outsourcing market Stuart Weir 29 March 2013 Subjects: Stuart Weir responds to news that the UK is now second only to America as an outsourcing market. The UK’s “new enclosure movement” is fast transforming … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing The NSA

[Translate] Whistleblowing The NSA They called out the National Security Agency for corruption and overspending with private contractors. Did the ‘NSA Four’ pay with their careers? Originally aired on March 28, 2013

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