Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

Lucrative run of contracts boosts G4S after Olympics fiasco

[Translate] May 10, 2013 7:56 pm Lucrative run of contracts boosts G4S after Olympics fiasco By Gill Plimmer G4S on Friday won its second contract in a week in another sign that the security company had been rehabilitated following its … Continue reading

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Guantanamo’s Starving Students

[Translate] Guantanamo’s Starving Students By Mark Thompson  May 03, 2013 Navy photo / MC 3rd Class Joshua Nistas Detainees attend a life-skills class at Guantanamo. Things have gotten so bad for the alleged terrorists camped out at the U.S. base … Continue reading

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U.S. Troops Replaced by an Outsourced Army in Afghanistan

[Translate] U.S. Troops Replaced by an Outsourced Army in Afghanistan Photo: Rodrigo Abd/ Associated Press By DAVID FRANCIS, The Fiscal Times May 10, 2013The United States is preparing to withdraw the majority of its troops from Afghanistan next year, ending … Continue reading

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Counter-Piracy Firm AdvanFort Now SAMI Accredited

[Translate] Counter-Piracy Firm AdvanFort Now SAMI Accredited Press Release Tuesday, April 16, 2013 AdvanFort receives key “green light” accreditation in the Stage 1 process from Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI).

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LRQA and IRSS announce collaborative approach to certify Maritime Security Companies to ISO/PAS 28007

[Translate] LRQA and IRSS announce collaborative approach to certify Maritime Security Companies to ISO/PAS 28007 Global management system certifier, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) and specialist risk and management consultancy, Integrated Risk & Security Solutions (IRSS) are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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PVI, Lloyd’s to Undertake ISO/PAS 28007 Certification

[Translate] PVI, Lloyd’s to Undertake ISO/PAS 28007 Certification MarineLink.com Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Protection Vessels International Limited (PVI) and Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) announced an agreement for PVI to take part in the ISO 28000/28007 pilot scheme.  The pilot … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Wars: Comparing Risk, Benefits and Motivation of Contractors and Military Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan (2009-2011)

[Translate] Outsourcing Wars: Comparing Risk, Benefits and Motivation of Contractors and Military Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan (2009-2011) Descriptive Note : MBA Professional Report Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY Personal … Continue reading

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Military Privatization and the Remasculinization of the State: Making the Link Between the Outsourcing of Military Security and Gendered State Transformations

[Translate] International Relations 27(1) 74–94 © The Author(s) 2013 Military Privatization and the Remasculinization of the State: Making the Link Between the Outsourcing of Military Security and Gendered State Transformations Saskia Stachowitsch University of Vienna Abstract This article examines the … Continue reading

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Labour substitution and the scope for military outsourcing

[Translate] Labour substitution and the scope for military outsourcing MacDonald, Peter (2013): Labour substitution and the scope for military outsourcing. Abstract This article argues that the observed elasticity of substitution between military and civilian labour within a defence ministry provides … Continue reading

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Bird of Chaman, Flower of the Khyber: Riding Shotgun from Karachi to Kabul in a Pakistani Truck

[Translate] Bird of Chaman, Flower of the Khyber: Riding Shotgun from Karachi to Kabul in a Pakistani Truck [Kindle Edition] Matthieu Aikins (Author) Book Description Publication Date: May 7, 2013 A reporter’s wild journey in the back of a Pakistani … Continue reading

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