Monthly Archives: April 2013

Federal Court Sends Academi Back to School: Finds Agreement Requiring Arbitration of False Claims Act Retaliation Claims Unconscionable

[Translate] Federal Court Sends Academi Back to School: Finds Agreement Requiring Arbitration of False Claims Act Retaliation Claims Unconscionable V&E False Claims Act Update E-communication, April 23, 2013 By Tirzah S. Lollar and Elizabeth C. Brandon In a ruling last … Continue reading

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KBR verdict: Judge affirms $81 million of damages awarded to 12 Oregon soldiers for toxic exposure in Iraq

[Translate] KBR verdict: Judge affirms $81 million of damages awarded to 12 Oregon soldiers for toxic exposure in Iraq By Joany Carlin, The Oregonian on April 26, 2013 at 7:47 PM, updated April 26, 2013 at 8:51 PM   Oregon … Continue reading

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DEVELOPING ACCOUNTABILITY REGIMES FOR MILITARY CONTRACTORS: AN AUSTRALIAN APPROACH?

[Translate] DEVELOPING ACCOUNTABILITY REGIMES FOR MILITARY CONTRACTORS: AN AUSTRALIAN APPROACH? Bruce ‘Ossie’ Oswald* Australian military contractors, and in some cases Australian military companies, are currently serving on military operations that range from the Pacific Rim to the Middle East. In … Continue reading

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Pentagon claims $757 million overbilling by contractor in Afghanistan

[Translate] Pentagon claims $757 million overbilling by contractor in Afghanistan The principal food supplier to US troops in Afghanistan is embroiled in a costly dispute with the Pentagon that has attracted congressional interest By Richard H.P. Sia 6:00 am, April … Continue reading

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Are Private Military Firms The Answer To The Expanding Global Crisis?

[Translate] Are Private Military Firms The Answer To The Expanding Global Crisis? Benjamin A. Neil, Benjamin A. Neil, II Abstract For the first time in history of the modern nation-state, governments are voluntarily surrendering one of the essential and defining … Continue reading

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State or Private Protection against Maritime Piracy? A Dutch perspective,

[Translate] State or Private Protection against Maritime Piracy? A Dutch perspective, Bibi van Ginkel, Frans-Paul van der Putten en Willem Molenaar (Summary) [EN] Rapport The Hague, The Clingendael Institute, 19 February 2013, 55 pp.  

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Why Such Secrecy About Private Military Contractor’s Men Working the Event?

[Translate] Why Such Secrecy About Private Military Contractor’s Men Working the Event? Speaking as an investigative reporter with almost 40 years’s experience, I can say that when government officials won’t talk, they’re generally hiding something embarrassing or worse. I tried, … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Incinerators Burn Money, Not Trash

[Translate] Afghanistan Incinerators Burn Money, Not Trash April 26, 2013 Two never-used 8-ton capacity incinerators at FOB Salerno. On Thursday, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released the first in a series of inspection reports on solid waste incinerators constructed … Continue reading

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Federal Court Sends Academi Back to School: Finds Agreement Requiring Arbitration of False Claims Act Retaliation Claims Unconscionable

[Translate] Federal Court Sends Academi Back to School: Finds Agreement Requiring Arbitration of False Claims Act Retaliation Claims Unconscionable V&E False Claims Act Update E-communication, April 23, 2013 By Tirzah S. Lollar and Elizabeth C. Brandon In a ruling last … Continue reading

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Army paid $5 million for garbage incinerators it never used in Afghanistan

[Translate] Army paid $5 million for garbage incinerators it never used in Afghanistan A U.S. military base is back to burning garbage in open pits after wasting $5 million on two incinerators it never used. UPDATED 23:35 PM EDT, April … Continue reading

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