Daily Archives: June 9, 2013

Colombia worries as troops join Arab mercenary force

[Translate] Colombia worries as troops join Arab mercenary force Colombia’s defense ministry is alarmed about an exodus of top soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to join a highly paid U.S.-led mercenary force organized by Erik Prince, billionaire founder of … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Action Is the Key to Governing Private Security Services

[Translate] Pragmatic Action Is the Key to Governing Private Security Services by Deborah Avant June 6, 2013 Stories of private security contractors run amok in Iraq, private involvement in coup attempts in Equatorial Guinea, and the seeming inability of individual … Continue reading

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Israeli prison contracts take centre stage at G4S shareholder meeting

[Translate] Israeli prison contracts take centre stage at G4S shareholder meeting New chief executive Ashley Almanza faces criticism from shareholders over Israel involvement, but says security company is not breaking international law Jennifer Rankin The Guardian, Thursday 6 June 2013 … Continue reading

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What’s a Notorious US Military Contractor Doing Inside the AFP’s Camp in Zamboanga?

[Translate] What’s a Notorious US Military Contractor Doing Inside the AFP’s Camp in Zamboanga?   DynCorp International, a US military contractor notorious for its mercenary work for Washington and which was the subject of numerous complaints for abuses in other … Continue reading

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Pentagon Still Doesn’t Have A Grasp On Improper Payments, Auditors Find

[Translate] GovExec.com June 7, 2013 Pentagon Still Doesn’t Have A Grasp On Improper Payments, Auditors Find By Charles S. Clark The Defense Department is falling down in its efforts to comply with laws requiring a crackdown on improper payments, producing … Continue reading

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