Daily Archives: May 8, 2013

Controversial British firm wins EU security job in Gaza

[Translate] Controversial British firm wins EU security job in Gaza 30.04.13 @ 09:22 Related EU men with guns: a comedy of errors EU bins security contract, annoys Libya EU-Gaza mission on the beach By Andrew Rettman BRUSSELS – The EU … Continue reading

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Proxy Warfare and the Future of Conflict

[Translate] The RUSI Journal – Volume 158, Issue 2 Proxy Warfare and the Future of Conflict Andrew Mumford pages 40-46, Published online: 28 Apr 2013 Abstract A ‘War on Terror Syndrome’? Private Military Companies as Proxy… Cyber-Warfare as a Mode … Continue reading

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U.N. hiring of armed contractors raises concern about rights abuses

[Translate] Kyodo News International May 4, 2013 07:00 U.N. hiring of armed contractors raises concern about rights abuses (GlobalPost) The United Nations has hired more than 30 armed private security contractors for its operations in volatile security regions but the … Continue reading

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Friends of Trenton Pilot Killed in Afghanistan Plane Crash Will Miss Their ‘Skipper’

[Translate] Friends of Trenton Pilot Killed in Afghanistan Plane Crash Will Miss Their ‘Skipper’ Brad Hasler, 34, of Trenton, died in a plane crash in Afghanistan on Monday after a cargo jet he was piloting crashed just after take off. … Continue reading

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Le Carré’s Latest

[Translate] May 2, 2013 Le Carré’s Latest By OLEN STEINHAUER A DELICATE TRUTH By John le Carré 310 pp. Viking. $28.95. “I have a theory which I suspect is rather immoral,” George Smiley said in John le Carré’s 1974 classic, … Continue reading

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KBR vs. Army: On largest services contract, ‘things have gotten very nasty’

[Translate] KBR vs. Army: On largest services contract, ‘things have gotten very nasty’ May. 5, 2013 – 06:00AM By JIM McELHATTON A KBR employee serves a Thanksgiving dinner at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq. (Sgt. Sean Simmons//Army) Army contracting officer Robert … Continue reading

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What Other Military Assets Could Be Privatized?

[Translate] Last Updated: May 6, 2013 What Other Military Assets Could Be Privatized? By Erika Morphy Jamie Fox WASHINGTON, DC-US Army’s Privatization of Army Lodging program, PAL, just secured $465 million in financing for a project to develop 11,000 temporary … Continue reading

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