Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Congressional War on Contractors

[Translate] The Congressional War on Contractors Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School 2013 George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 45, p. 235, 2013 GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-110 GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. … Continue reading

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G4S issues new shares and sells businesses in bid to pay down £2bn debt and avoid downgrade

[Translate] G4S issues new shares and sells businesses in bid to pay down £2bn debt and avoid downgrade By Matt West PUBLISHED: 05:12 EST, 28 August 2013 | UPDATED: 05:45 EST, 28 August 2013 G4S scrambled to raise up to … Continue reading

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They Hung His Friends From a Bridge

[Translate] Billy Tucci art They Hung His Friends From a Bridge Robert Young Pelton’s Iraq War comic book explores mercenary’s tragic past It was March 2004 and T-Boy’s flight was delayed. Because of that, the gunner for the private security … Continue reading

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Pentagon’s futurist office now studying Africa’s future

[Translate] Pentagon’s futurist office now studying Africa’s future Military Intelligence Ray Locker, USA TODAY 11:18 a.m. EDT August 28, 2013 (Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD, AFP/Getty Images) The military’s attention on Africa continues, as its secretive Office of Net Assessment has hired … Continue reading

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Leaker’s Security Check Faulted: Review of Former NSA Contractor Snowden Found to be Inadequate

[Translate] August 27, 2013, 8:12 p.m. ET Leaker’s Security Check Faulted: Review of Former NSA Contractor Snowden Found to be Inadequate By BRENT KENDALL and DION NISSENBAUM WASHINGTON—The most recent background check of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden … Continue reading

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An unsung villain: the reputation of a condottiere

[Translate] An unsung villain: the reputation of a condottiere: Stephen Cooper describes how John Hawkwood, a tanner’s son from Essex, became a mercenary in late fourteenth-century Italy, and after his death acquired a reputation as a first-class general and as … Continue reading

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Privatised justice and erosion of democracy in the UK

[Translate] Privatised justice and erosion of democracy in the UK Michael Turner 27 August 2013 Subjects: G4S: securing whose world? Care and justice Public service outsourcers G4S and Serco were caught overcharging taxpayers by tens of millions of pounds for … Continue reading

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Private motive, humanitarian intent: a theory of ethically justified private intervention

[Translate] Private motive, humanitarian intent: a theory of ethically justified private intervention NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA THESIS by Edwin D. Morton III June 2013

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AOI, other business groups weigh in on behalf of KBR against Oregon soldiers in federal court

[Translate] AOI, other business groups weigh in on behalf of KBR against Oregon soldiers in federal court By Mike Francis, The Oregonian on August 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM, updated August 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM A group of Oregon … Continue reading

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Outsourcing, the exploitation of prisoners and my Twitter ruck with G4S

[Translate] Outsourcing, the exploitation of prisoners and my Twitter ruck with G4S Hang on. If G4S aren’t employing prisoners at £5 a day in order to boost their profits – then who is? By Alan White Published 23 August 2013 … Continue reading

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