Daily Archives: May 2, 2013

“How’d you find that ‘invisible army’ story, Sarah Stillman?”

[Translate] “How’d you find that ‘invisible army’ story, Sarah Stillman?” Sarah Stillman’s “The Invisible Army” (The New Yorker, June 2011) told the stunning and deeply reported tale of the 70,000 “third-country nationals” who work on U.S. military bases in war … Continue reading

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Your Budget, should you choose to accept it….

[Translate] Defence With A “C”  Wednesday, 1 May 2013 Your Your Budget, should you choose to accept it…. With the recent confirmation that the government is going ahead with its assessment into the future of the Defence Equipment and Support … Continue reading

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[Translate] Defense ministry is vulnerable to leaks: Canadian minister Reuters, OTTAWA Canadian Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay admitted on Tuesday his department has failed for years to combat the risk of security leaks from contract workers who are not … Continue reading

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The Civil-Military Interface in 21st Century Armed Conflict – Private Military Contractors and the Principle of Distinction

[Translate] The Civil-Military Interface in 21st Century Armed Conflict – Private Military Contractors and the Principle of Distinction Emily Crawford University of Sydney – Faculty of Law August 14, 2011 Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/45 Abstract: Private military … Continue reading

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G4S feels the heat of international boycott campaign

[Translate] G4S feels the heat of international boycott campaign Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Mon, 04/22/2013 – 18:07 London protest on 2013’s international day in support of Palestinian political prisoners. (Inminds.com) British-Danish security firm G4S this weekend reacted to a wave of protest … Continue reading

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U.S., Boeing To Examine Crash In Afghanistan Seven Americans die when a 747 cargo jet goes down after taking off from Bagram base.

[Translate] Los Angeles Times May 1, 2013 Pg. B2 U.S., Boeing To Examine Crash In Afghanistan Seven Americans die when a 747 cargo jet goes down after taking off from Bagram base. By W.J. Hennigan A team of federal investigators … Continue reading

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Top General: 5 Bad Habits For The Pentagon To Fix

[Translate] “Our reliance upon contractors is excessive, in particular in certain aspects of the use of contractors.” Christian Science Monitor, April 30, 2013 Top General: 5 Bad Habits For The Pentagon To Fix The Pentagon has not had to do … Continue reading

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