Daily Archives: July 17, 2013

Judge Chucks Protective Order for Halliburton

[Translate] Wednesday, July 10, 2013Last Update: 9:54 AM PT Judge Chucks Protective Order for Halliburton By NICK DIVITO WASHINGTON (CN) – A federal judge threw out protective orders shielding Halliburton from disclosing information about its operations as it faces claims … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Fraud/Waste/Abuse, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Troops help fill in for striking Djibouti workers

[Translate] Troops help fill in for striking Djibouti workers Stars and Stripes Published: July 16, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, and then-commanding … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Companies, Contracts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Oregon soldiers who sued KBR seek to participate in talks between the company and the government

[Translate] Oregon soldiers who sued KBR seek to participate in talks between the company and the government By Mike Francis, The Oregonian  on July 15, 2013 at  4:10 PM, updated July 15, 2013 at  4:21 PM   Lawyers for the … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Toxic Burn Pit MDL Disrespects Military, KBR Tells 4th Circ.

[Translate] Toxic Burn Pit MDL Disrespects Military, KBR Tells 4th Circ. By Emily Atkin Law360, New York (July 03, 2013, 4:38 PM ET) — KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. recently urged the Fourth Circuit not to revive multidistrict litigation alleging … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Privatization of Violence: Legal and Illegal Armed Actors in the Mexican Center of Gravity in the New Wars

[Translate] Privatization of Violence: Legal and Illegal Armed Actors in the Mexican Center of Gravity in the New Wars [i] by Magdalena Defort Journal Article | July 16, 2013 – 4:11pm Abstract This article provides insights into the privatization of … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Effectiveness of Contracted Coalitions: Private Security Contractors in Iraq.

[Translate] The Effectiveness of Contracted Coalitions: Private Security Contractors in Iraq. Petersohn, Ulrich1 Armed Forces & Society (0095327X). Jul2013, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p467-488. 22p. Abstract: The debate on the effectiveness of Private Security Contractors (PSCs) in Iraq has been … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Iraq | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Looking Into Iraq’s Rear-View Mirror

[Translate] Looking Into Iraq’s Rear-View Mirror By Mark Thompson @MarkThompson_DC   July 16, 2013 REUTERS / Chris Helgren Funny how different things can look as a war winds down. In this February interview with the Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Logistics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Of true professionals and ethical hero warriors A gender-discourse analysis of private military and security companies

[Translate] Security Dialogue December 2012 vol. 43 no. 6 495-512 Of ‘true professionals’ and ‘ethical hero warriors’: A gender-discourse analysis of private military and security companies Jutta Joachim Institute of Political Science, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany Andrea Schneiker Institute of … Continue reading

Posted in Academic | Tagged | Leave a comment