Monthly Archives: September 2013

DOJ Wants Charges Dropped Against Former Blackwater Guard

[Translate] September 30, 2013 DOJ Wants Charges Dropped Against Former Blackwater Guard Prosecutors today asked a Washington judge to dismiss charges against one of five former private security guards in the 2007 shooting deaths of more than a dozen Iraqis … Continue reading

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In 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians, prosecutors seek dismissal of charges against 1 defendant

[Translate] In 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians, prosecutors seek dismissal of charges against 1 defendant THE ASSOCIATED PRESS September 30, 2013 – 11:45 am EDT WASHINGTON — Prosecutors are seeking dismissal of charges against a former Blackwater Worldwide security contractor … Continue reading

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What It’s Like to Work for a Background Check Contractor

[Translate] What It’s Like to Work for a Background Check Contractor AP Connor Simpson   Sep 21, 2013 The contractor responsible for vetting Edward Snowden in 2011 and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis in 2007, already under criminal investigation for … Continue reading

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And Now for a Break

[Translate] Please note the following two points. 1) As I have been blogging through 2013 without taking a vacation I’m taking a short break. Posts will resume in about a week. 2) I have published nearly 3000 posts since moving … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Russians Fighting as Mercenaries in Syria – FSB

[Translate] Hundreds of Russians Fighting as Mercenaries in Syria – FSB Topic: Protests in Syria Opposition fighters in Syria © AFP 2013/ STR 17:52 20/09/2013 YAROSLAVL, September 20 (RIA Novosti) – Some 300 to 400 Russians are fighting in the Syrian … Continue reading

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Letter Regarding the SIGAR Inspection of INL Justice Training Transition Program

[Translate] Letter Regarding the SIGAR Inspection of INL Justice Training Transition Program September 11, 2013 John F. Sopko Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) 2530 Crystal Drive Arlington, Virginia 22202 Re: SIGAR Inspection of INL Justice Training Transition Program … Continue reading

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Maritime Security Firm AdvanFort Opens Hamburg Office

[Translate] Maritime Security Firm AdvanFort Opens Hamburg Office MarineLink.com Monday, September 02, 2013 Axel Tuetken: Photo credit AdvanFort The AdvanFort Company has opened an office in Hamburg, Germany, as part of its growing worldwide customer service network, particularly for clients … Continue reading

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DynCorp receives U.S. Army task order

[Translate] DynCorp receives U.S. Army task order Published: Sept. 23, 2013 at 3:02 PM FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 23 (UPI) — A logistics services task order has been given to DynCorp International by the U.S. Army to support the Directorate … Continue reading

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Debate triggered on whether to allow Dutch merchant vessels hire private protection against piracy

[Translate] Debate triggered on whether to allow Dutch merchant vessels hire private protection against piracy English.news.cn   2013-09-23 19:54:39 by Christien van den Brink THE HAGUE, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — The Netherlands is one of the last European countries that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Anatomy: Security Leviathan

[Translate] Anatomy: Security Leviathan  Click to expand Download PDF here G4S is the world’s largest private military and security company, and the third-largerst private employer, trailing only Walmart and FoxConn. Over the last two decades, the industry has boomed as … Continue reading

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