Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

Former U.S. Army Captain Sentenced For Accepting Gratuities From Iraqi Contractors

[Translate] Oklahoma City Oklahoman April 2, 2013 Pg. 10 Former U.S. Army Captain Sentenced For Accepting Gratuities From Iraqi Contractors From staff reports A former U.S. Army captain from Lawton was sentenced Monday to serve 23 months in prison for … Continue reading

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Contingency contractor personnel

[Translate] Source: Army Lawyer. (Jan. 2008): p96. Contingency contractor personnel Mark A. Ries What to Do with Security Contractors? While government use of security contractors in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan has been the source of simmering controversy … Continue reading

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U.K. Privatized Procurement Moves Forward

[Translate] U.K. Privatized Procurement Moves Forward Mar. 30, 2013 – 04:42PM By ANDREW CHUTER   LONDON — The British Defence Ministry’s push to privatize the management of its procurement and support arm will be aided by U.S.-based contractor Jacobs Engineering, officials … Continue reading

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Afghan MP says private security companies involved in corruption

[Translate] BBC Monitoring South Asia – Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring March 25, 2013 Monday Afghan MP says private security companies involved in corruption Excerpt from report by private Afghan Channel One TV (1TV) on 24 March [Presenter] The … Continue reading

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Fred Marafono

[Translate] telegraph.co.uk March 29, 2013 Friday 6:13 PM GMT Fred Marafono; Fred Marafono, who has died aged 72, was one of the first Fijians to join the SAS. Later he became passionately involved in Sierra Leone, deploying his considerable combat … Continue reading

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Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition; OMB Control Number 0704-0461

[Translate] US Official News March 28, 2013 Thursday Washington: Proposed Collection; Comment Request DATELINE: Olympia Office of the Federal Register, The State of Washington has issued the following news release: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act … Continue reading

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TORTURE ON TRIAL: HOW THE ALIEN TORT STATUTE MAY EXPOSE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’S ILLEGAL “EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION” PROGRAM THROUGH ITS USE OF A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR

[Translate] ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law Fall, 2007 14 ILSA J Int’l & Comp L 189 TORTURE ON TRIAL: HOW THE ALIEN TORT STATUTE MAY EXPOSE THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’S ILLEGAL “EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION” PROGRAM THROUGH ITS USE OF … Continue reading

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Pirates of the revolution: military outsourcing is making headlines, but it didn’t begin in Iraq. Private contractors played a key role in winning American independence

[Translate] Pirates of the revolution: military outsourcing is making headlines, but it didn’t begin in Iraq. Private contractors played a key role in winning American independence Robert H. Patton Source: American History. 43.2 (June 2008): p30. A frenzied shootout in … Continue reading

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