Daily Archives: May 15, 2013

Kabul’s Tax Levies Raise Flags From U.S. Watchdog

[Translate] Wall Street Journal May 14, 2013 Pg. 10 Kabul’s Tax Levies Raise Flags From U.S. Watchdog By Nathan Hodge WASHINGTON—Afghanistan’s cash-strapped government has levied nearly $1 billion in taxes and fees on U.S.-funded reconstruction projects and military contracts over … Continue reading

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Baseworld Profiteering

[Translate] Tomgram: David Vine, Baseworld Profiteering Posted by David Vine at 8:10am, May 14, 2013. Every now and then, news about U.S. military bases abroad actually gets a little attention.  The most recent example: Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s announcement that the U.S. … Continue reading

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Nearly $1 Billion in Taxes Levied on Contractors by Afghan Government

[Translate] Nearly $1 Billion in Taxes Levied on Contractors by Afghan Government Today SIGAR issued a report on the nearly $1 billion in taxes the Afghan government has levied on contractors supporting the U.S. government in Afghanistan.  The report found … Continue reading

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Contracting Officer Workload and Contingency Contracting: Evidence from the Department of Defense

[Translate] Contracting Officer Workload and Contingency Contracting: Evidence from the Department of Defense Conference paper CLEMSON UNIV SC Warren, Patrick ; Huff, Nancy Report Date : 30 Apr 2012 68pp. Abstract : In this paper, we investigate how changes in … Continue reading

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Contracting Effects on Logistics Capabilities and Readiness

[Translate] Contracting Effects on Logistics Capabilities and Readiness : Monograph ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES Ortiz, Dennis J 17 May 2012 58pp. Abstract : Contractors have approached a 1:1 ratio with … Continue reading

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Contingency Contracting Operations: Past, Present, and Future

[Translate] Contingency Contracting Operations: Past, Present, and Future by Colonel James A. Rupkalvis United States Army United States Army War College Class of 2012

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The Risks of Outsourcing Security: Foreign Security Forces in United States National Security Policy

[Translate] Syracuse University Surface Political Science – Dissertations Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 12-1-2012 The Risks of Outsourcing Security: Foreign Security Forces in United States National Security Policy

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Shields Of War: Defining Military Contractors Liability for Torture

[Translate] American University Law Review Vol. 61  Issue 5 Article 4 Shields Of War: Defining Military Contractors Liability for Torture  

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The private military industry and neoliberal imperialism: Mapping the terrain

[Translate] The private military industry and neoliberal imperialism: Mapping the terrain Abstract Despite the international reach, and increasing global importance, of the free market provision of military and security services—which we label the Private Security Industry (PSI)—management and organization studies … Continue reading

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In the Business of Peace: The Political Influence of Private Military and Security Companies on UN Peacekeeping

[Translate] International Peacekeeping Volume 20, Issue 1, 2013 In the Business of Peace: The Political Influence of Private Military and Security Companies on UN Peacekeeping Åse Gilje østensen* pages 33-47 Published online: 11 Mar 2013 Abstract

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