Daily Archives: September 21, 2013

Putting Leash on World’s Private Armies No Easy Task

[Translate] Published on Friday, September 20, 2013 by Inter Press Service Putting Leash on World’s Private Armies No Easy Task Watchdog body will oversee private military contractors, but critics point to lack of teeth by Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON – … Continue reading

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Workers at USIS, which vetted Alexis and Snowden, felt pressure to do more, faster

[Translate] Workers at USIS, which vetted Alexis and Snowden, felt pressure to do more, faster By Jia Lynn Yang, Published: September 20 When Ileana Privetera started working for the contractor USIS, the firm that vetted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden … Continue reading

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Ambassador King’s Remarks at the Launch Ceremony for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC) Association

[Translate] Ambassador King’s Remarks at the Launch Ceremony for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC) Association Thursday, September 19, 2013 CICG, Geneva, Switzerland Let me start by thanking our hosts and acknowledging the critical role … Continue reading

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Questions for Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy

[Translate] Questions for Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy September 18, 2013 Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy When the State Department under secretary responsible for diplomatic security appeared before a House committee today, the questioning focused on Benghazi—what happened a year … Continue reading

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‘The Tender Soldier’ Tells Story Of Anthropologist Killed In Afghanistan

[Translate] Wednesday, September 4, 2013 ‘The Tender Soldier’ Tells Story Of Anthropologist Killed In Afghanistan play ‘The Tender Soldier’ Tells Story Of Anthropologist Killed In Afghanistan 16:21 This undated photo made available Thursday, May 7, 2009 by the U.S. District … Continue reading

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State Dept. Corrects Testimony POGO Exposed as Misleading

[Translate] State Dept. Corrects Testimony POGO Exposed as Misleading September 20, 2013 Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy A week after the Project On Government Oversight exposed recent State Department testimony on embassy security as inaccurate and misleading, the Department … Continue reading

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ICoCA Launch Marks Significant Step to Improve Private Security Contractor Oversight

[Translate] http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2013/09/18/icoca-launch-marks-significant-step-to-improve-private-security-contractor-oversight/ Security Contractor Oversight CONTACT: Brenda Bowser-Soder, Human Rights First 202-370-3323 | BowserSoderB@humanrightsfirst.org ICoCA Launch Marks Significant Step to Improve Private Security Contractor Oversight For Immediate Release: September 18, 2013 Washington, DC – This week, in a significant step that … Continue reading

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

[Translate] Security Journal (2013) 26, 280–293. Searching for legitimacy – Private military and security companies (PMSCs) overcoming ingrained stereotypes Kathrin Herbsta aBrunel University, Politics and History Department, School of Social Sciences and BCISS, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK Abstract The transfer of … Continue reading

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Charity slams conduct code for private military and security companies

[Translate] Charity slams conduct code for private military and security companies 19 September 2013 The charity War on Want today branded as “a licence for abuse” a new voluntary code of conduct for private military and security companies launched this … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Awarded Army Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) Task Order to Provide Logistics Support Services at Fort Campbell Valued at up to $122 Million

[Translate] Published: Friday, Sep. 20, 2013 / Updated: Friday, Sep. 20, 2013 09:05 AM DynCorp International Awarded Army Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) Task Order to Provide Logistics Support Services at Fort Campbell Valued at up to $122 Million … Continue reading

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