Monthly Archives: May 2013

Funeral, visitation to be held for Michael Bradford, Fort Thomas veteran killed in Afghanistan

[Translate] Funeral, visitation to be held for Michael Bradford, Fort Thomas veteran killed in Afghanistan Posted: 05/24/2013 By: Sarah Beth Hensley, WCPO Digital FORT THOMAS, Ky. – On Friday, a Northern Kentucky community will mourn the loss of a veteran … Continue reading

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Contractor from Stafford dies in Afghan blast

[Translate] May 23rd, 2013, 8:14 pm Contractor from Stafford dies in Afghan blast By RUSTY DENNEN / THE FREE LANCE–STAR Dying alongside American troops in Afghanistan are civilian contractors who also work in the country’s most dangerous spots. The family … Continue reading

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Defense Contractors Vastly Outnumber Troops in Afghanistan

[Translate] Defense Contractors Vastly Outnumber Troops in Afghanistan A U.S. contractor stands while a helicopter departs over the gatepost at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in Kandahar, Afghanistan. // Rodrigo Abd/AP File Photo By Bob Brewin May 30, 2013 comments For … Continue reading

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Slidell businessman admits he participated in kickback scheme as contractor in Afghanistan

[Translate] Slidell businessman admits he participated in kickback scheme as contractor in Afghanistan Elton Mark McCabe, top center, the Slidell businessman who has been in prison in South Sudan, talks to the media after landing at Louis Armstrong International Airport … Continue reading

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Private security for immigrant detention centres

[Translate] Private security for immigrant detention centres Nikos Dendias announces public order ministry plan Updated At: 21:56 Thursday 23 May 2013 Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias on Thursday announced that the government is planning to hire a private security company … Continue reading

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The Wild West in East Africa

[Translate] The Wild West in East Africa What do a handful of South African mercenaries do for an encore in Somalia, once all the pirates are gone? BY JAMES BRIDGER, JAY BAHADUR | MAY 30, 2013 It’s not easy to … Continue reading

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Panel: Give military power to prosecute all U.S. warzone contractors

[Translate] Panel: Give military power to prosecute all U.S. warzone contractors By JOSH GERSTEIN 5/30/13 1:33 PM EDT A Pentagon legal advisory panel is poised to recommend that U.S. military commanders be given the authority to use military courts martial … Continue reading

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KBR Awarded Task Order Under Air Force Contract Augmentation Program

[Translate] KBR Awarded Task Order Under Air Force Contract Augmentation Program by Business Wirevia The Motley Fool May 28th 2013 4:36PM Updated May 28th 2013 5:15PM KBR Awarded Task Order Under Air Force Contract Augmentation Program HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KBR (NYS: … Continue reading

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Department of Defense Trends in Overseas Contract Obligations

[Translate] CRS Report for Congress Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress Department of Defense Trends in Overseas Contract Obligations  Moshe Schwartz Specialist in Defense Acquisition Wendy Ginsberg Analyst in American National Government March 1, 2013

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SIGAR: Afghanistan Taxes U.S. Contractors Despite Exemption Agreement

[Translate] SIGAR: Afghanistan Taxes U.S. Contractors Despite Exemption Agreement By Bryceson Cabading | 05/29/2013  Credit: National Guard A report filed by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) claims that the Afghan Ministry of Finance has levied $921 million … Continue reading

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