Daily Archives: April 13, 2013

Report: Afghan militants could get contract funds

[Translate]  Report: Afghan militants could get contract funds STEPHEN BRAUN | April 11, 2013 07:43 PM EST | WASHINGTON — Militant groups in Afghanistan could still obtain U.S. government contracts and siphon off American taxpayer dollars because administrative flaws and … Continue reading

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Contracting to Feed U.S. Troops in Afghanistan: How did the Defense Department End Up in a Multi-Billion Dollar Billing Dispute?

[Translate] Contracting to Feed U.S. Troops in Afghanistan: How did the Defense Department End Up in a Multi-Billion Dollar Billing Dispute? April 17, 2013 Hearing Time & Location 2:00 p.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

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How a Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against the United States

[Translate] How a Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against the United States Photo illustration from photographs by Arif Ali/AFP, via Newscom (left) and Douglas County sheriff’s office (right). By MARK MAZZETTI Published: April 9, 2013 231 Comments The burly American … Continue reading

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Civilians on the Battlefield: By Using U.S. Civilians in the War on Terror, Is the Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

[Translate] Nebraska Law Review 2012 91 Neb. L. Rev. 459  Civilians on the Battlefield: By Using U.S. Civilians in the War on Terror, Is the Pot Calling the Kettle Black? Joshua P. Nauman* * Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. … Continue reading

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Privatization is the Holy Grail of Corporate Greed

[Translate] Privatization is the Holy Grail of Corporate Greed (By The Political Pragmatic) The great con of capitalism is the ability of corporations to fleece the federal coffers and taxpayers for their own private gain.  Through a well-orchestrated campaign, they … Continue reading

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Senate Report: Mismanaged US Contractor Funds Aid Taliban, Afghan Enemies

[Translate] Senate Report: Mismanaged US Contractor Funds Aid Taliban, Afghan Enemies April 12, 2013 3:09 PM A lack of oversight on Defense Department contracts has left more than 80 percent of taxpayer-funded Afghanistan projects vulnerable to direct funding of terrorists, including … Continue reading

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