Daily Archives: August 15, 2013

Is Social Science Our Silver Bullet In Afghanistan?

[Translate] Boston Globe August 13, 2013 Pg. 13 Is Social Science Our Silver Bullet In Afghanistan? By Farah Stockman In 2006, after years of battling insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US military began to develop a new tool it … Continue reading

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THE POLITICAL, LEGAL, AND MILITARY IMPLICATIONS OF OUTSOURCING TO PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES

[Translate] THE POLITICAL, LEGAL, AND MILITARY IMPLICATIONS OF OUTSOURCING TO PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES Wouters, Patrick. Land Forces Academy Review 15.1 (2010): 81-86. Abstract (summary) Recurrent and systematic underinvestment (or inadequate management) results in capability shortfalls, that can only be compensated … Continue reading

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The politics of the apolitical: private military companies, humanitarians and the quest for (anti-)politics in post-intervention environments

[Translate] The politics of the apolitical: private military companies, humanitarians and the quest for (anti-)politics in post-intervention environments Olsson, Christian. Journal of International Relations and Development, suppl. Special Issue on Critical Approaches to Security in Europe: 10.4 (Dec 2007): 332-361. … Continue reading

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Searching for legitimacy – Private military and security companies (PMSCs) overcoming ingrained stereotypes

[Translate] Searching for legitimacy – Private military and security companies (PMSCs) overcoming ingrained stereotypes Herbst, Kathrin. Security Journal, suppl. Special Issue: New developments in corporate security and 26.3 (Jul 2013): 280-293. The transfer of power in the area of security … Continue reading

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CACI Awarded Over $480 Million in National Intelligence Contracts in First-Quarter Fiscal Year 2014

[Translate] PRESS RELEASE August 14, 2013, 8:05 a.m. ET CACI Awarded Over $480 Million in National Intelligence Contracts in First-Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 14, 2013– CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has been awarded … Continue reading

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KBR Awarded U.S. Navy Global Contingency Construction Contract Worth up to $800M

[Translate] Benzinga August 12, 2013 Monday 9:00 PM EST KBR Awarded U.S. Navy Global Contingency Construction Contract Worth up to $800M Aug 12, 2013 (Benzinga:http://www.benzinga.com/ Delivered by Newstex) KBR (NYSE: KBR[1]) has a long history of contingency construction and support … Continue reading

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The Hearts and Minds Brigade

[Translate] August 13, 2013, 7:33 p.m. ET The Hearts and Minds Brigade The line between the anthropology used by the Army Human Terrain System and spying is blurry. Enemies don’t observe the distinction. By HOPE LANDSEM Using social-science principles to … Continue reading

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Buying stirs G4S takeover talk

[Translate] Scottish Express August 13, 2013 Tuesday Edition 1; Scotland Buying stirs G4S takeover talk; MARKET REPORT DAVID CRAIK Pg. 51 INVESTORS locked on to security group G4S yesterday amid talk of a takeover bid and stake-building by an ex-Government … Continue reading

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G4S PARSONS PACIFIC AWARDED CONTRACT FOR BASE OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES

[Translate] IPR Strategic Business Information Database August 13, 2013 Tuesday  G4S PARSONS PACIFIC AWARDED CONTRACT FOR BASE OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES  USA According to DOD: G4S Parsons Pacific, LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is being awarded a $64,986,821 modification under a … Continue reading

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Experts Disagree on How to Prevent Fraud in Post-War Reconstruction Efforts

[Translate] Experts Disagree on How to Prevent Fraud in Post-War Reconstruction Efforts   More than $1.6 billion in questionable spending in Iraq since 2003 AP BY: Daniel Wiser    Follow @TheWiserChoice August 13, 2013 3:00 pm Experts disagreed on Tuesday about … Continue reading

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