Daily Archives: May 4, 2013

Counter-Piracy Drama: The Peanut Gallery and the Big Kids

[Translate] Counter-Piracy Drama: The Peanut Gallery and the Big Kids by John A C. Cartner Special to Piracy Daily May 2, 2013 In the 1950’s American television aired a favorite of children of all ages called Howdy Doody. The star … Continue reading

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From Afghanistan to Syria, an anemic U.S. civilian effort

[Translate] From Afghanistan to Syria, an anemic U.S. civilian effort Source: Reuters – Fri, 3 May 2013 01:31 PM (David Rohde is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By David Rohde NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) – … Continue reading

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Send In the Contractors

[Translate] Send In the Contractors ‘Beyond War,’ by David Rohde Yuri Cortez/Agence France Press — Getty Images A Blackwater helicopter flies low in Baghdad, 2005. By PETER BEINART Published: May 3, 2013 Luckily, David Rohde’s new book, “Beyond War: Reimagining … Continue reading

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The Para-Military State Nexus: Outsourcing the US Coercive Apparatus

[Translate] The Para-Military State Nexus: Outsourcing the US Coercive Apparatus Abstract: Outsourcing of US military operations is typically discussed in relation to private military companies (PMCs) and the rise of this industry in the post-cold war era. This paper argues … Continue reading

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“The good, the bad and the ugly” private maritime security companies (PMSCs) and the search for lessons learned

[Translate] “The good, the bad and the ugly” private maritime security companies (PMSCs) and the search for lessons learned By Martin Edwin Andersen Editor-in-Chief, Piracy Daily The controversy in late April arising from the impounding by Spanish authorities of a … Continue reading

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Bundeswehr soldiers ‘for hire as mercenaries’

[Translate] Bundeswehr soldiers ‘for hire as mercenaries’ Published: 30 Apr 13 06:54 CET German soldiers are moonlighting illegally at private security firms while off-duty, a newspaper revealed on Monday. Working as heavily armed guards on freighters or in war-zones, some … Continue reading

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Kucuk’s security company still active

[Translate] April 4, 2013 13:02 Kucuk’s security company still active A security company belonging to retired Gen. Veli Kucuk, a prime suspect in the trial against the Ergenekon terrorist group, is still running. The website of the company, Strategic Security … Continue reading

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Interview with Robert M. Wells, director of training and education, National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

[Translate] Interview with Robert M. Wells, director of training and education, National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Maritime piracy not only leaves ships and sailors exposed to hijacking; it increases the cost of shipping and, in particular, has meant significant increases … Continue reading

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