Daily Archives: June 13, 2013

Gates Foundation takes 3% stake in G4S

[Translate] June 10, 2013 11:25 pm Gates Foundation takes 3% stake in G4S By Gill Plimmer The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which works to alleviate poverty and provide healthcare across the globe, has bought a 3.2 per cent stake … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect?

[Translate] Cause and Effect? By Mark Thompson June 12, 2013 DoD photo / Robert D. WardPentagon comptroller Robert Hale From a Tuesday hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee:

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The Transformation of War: The Rise of Private Contractors

[Translate] The Transformation of War: The Rise of Private Contractors Kinsey, Christopher. The Emirates Occasional Papers 72 (2009): 1-59. Abstract (summary) Furthermore, contractors can be a valuable resource for military commanders, giving them access to expert knowledge and commercial experience that … Continue reading

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One American Who Isn’t for Sale

[Translate] Robert Scheer Truthdig / Op-Ed Published: Wednesday 12 June 2013 “The national security apparatus has been more and more privatized and turned over to contractors. This is something the public is largely unaware of, how more than a million … Continue reading

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The Shadowy Empire

[Translate] Rep. Earl Blumenauer U.S. Representative from Oregon The Shadowy Empire Posted: 06/11/2013 5:33 pm The last few days have produced a flurry of disclosures about surveillance of Americans by our government, and the role and scope of private contractors … Continue reading

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Should contractors do national security work?

[Translate] Should contractors do national security work? By Joe Davidson, Published: June 11 There are a ton of important questions raised by the national security disclosures leaked to The Washington Post and the Guardian news organizations by Edward Snowden. Here’s one … Continue reading

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NSA Leak Revives Ethical Questions On Private Security Contractors

[Translate] NSA Leak Revives Ethical Questions On Private Security Contractors By Martin Michaels | June 12, 2013 A U.S. space shuttle is transported by plane behind a building belonging to Booz Allen Hamilton, the defense intelligence private contracting company that … Continue reading

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The Military-Industrial Complex Is Real, and It’s Bigger Than Ever

[Translate] The Military-Industrial Complex Is Real, and It’s Bigger Than Ever by John Avlon Jun 12, 2013 3:21 PM EDT President Eisenhower was ridiculed as a conspiracy theorist for his famous remark about the “military-industry complex.” But Edward Snowden’s leaks … Continue reading

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Contractor use in intelligence community called into question

[Translate] Contractor use in intelligence community called into question June 12, 2013 | By Ryan McDermott The intelligence community’s reliance on contractors has been called into question since The Guardian reported that Booz Allen employee Eric Snowden leaked information about … Continue reading

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