Daily Archives: May 21, 2013

Mercenaries and the State: How the hybridisation of the armed forces is changing the face of national security

[Translate] Mercenaries and the State: How the hybridisation of the armed forces is changing the face of national security Caroline Varin A thesis submitted to the Department of International Relations of the London School of Economics for the degree of … Continue reading

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New Laws Take Aim at Human Trafficking in Government Contracting

[Translate] New Laws Take Aim at Human Trafficking in Government Contracting Although federal government contractors have long been prohibited from engaging in human trafficking, in recent years, allegations of labor trafficking and sex trafficking in federal contracting have surfaced.[1]   In … Continue reading

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Arms Sell-Off Risks Pentagon Backlash

[Translate] London Sunday Times May 19, 2013 Arms Sell-Off Risks Pentagon Backlash Green light for controversial defence agency privatisation despite American anger By Karl West Britain risks angering the Pentagon by pressing ahead with plans to privatise the agency responsible … Continue reading

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Judge weighs motions that could result in dismissal of Abu Ghraib claims against CACI

[Translate] Judge weighs motions that could result in dismissal of Abu Ghraib claims against CACI Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images – Empty cells are shown here April 17, 2003 inside the Abu Ghraib Prison, near Baghdad, Iraq. By Marjorie Censer, Published: … Continue reading

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Who Runs This Town?

[Translate] Who Runs This Town? Private Security Companies and their effect on security sector reform in Afghanistan John Sverre Rønnevik MASTER THESIS

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Ambivalence on the Front Lines

[Translate] Ambivalence on the Front Lines Perceptions of Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan Ryan Kelty1⇓ Alex Bierman2 1Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, USA 2Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada Ryan Kelty, Department of Sociology … Continue reading

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