Daily Archives: October 14, 2013

Document of the Day: Detainee worked for DynCorp.

[Translate] Update Recommendation for Continued Detention Under DoD Control (CD) for Guantanamo Detainee … Detainee worked for DynCorp. He provided security on the road between Kabul, AF and Jalalabad, AF. Mohammed Mustafa Sohail US9AF-001008DP (ISN 1008), who worked at DynCorp … Continue reading

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Blackwater on the High Seas: The Real Legacy of Captain Phillips

[Translate] Today at 1:49 PM Blackwater on the High Seas: The Real Legacy of Captain Phillips By Benjamin F. Carlson Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips. These days the Maersk Alabama would like be carrying hired guns. Life has gotten a … Continue reading

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Privatization and Accountability

[Translate] Privatization and Accountability Laura Dickinson George Washington University – Law School December 2011 Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 7, pp. 101-120, 2011 First published online as a Review in Advance on September 14, 2011

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Protecting the Victims of the Privatization of War

[Translate] Protecting the Victims of the Privatization of War Willem van Genugten Tilburg Law School Marie-José Van der Heijden University of Utrecht Nicola Jägers Tilburg University – Faculty of Law February 4, 2013 Rianne Letschert and Jan Van Dijk (Eds), … Continue reading

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Beyond Pirates, Terrorists, and Mercenaries: Towards a Relational Understanding of Violence and Threat

[Translate] Beyond Pirates, Terrorists, and Mercenaries: Towards a Relational Understanding of Violence and Threat  Mark Shirk University of Maryland 2013 APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper Abstract: Why do episodes of violence characterized by similar tactics, motivations, structures, or actions still … Continue reading

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India seizes armed ship owned by American ‘anti-piracy’ security firm

[Translate] India seizes armed ship owned by American ‘anti-piracy’ security firm Thirty-five people detained by Indian coast guard for failing to produce papers permitting munitions transport Reuters in Chennai theguardian.com, Sunday 13 October 2013 11.21 EDT Many cargo ships now … Continue reading

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Transcript for Hidden War Between American Mercenaries, Somali Sailors

[Translate] Transcript for Hidden War Between American Mercenaries, Somali Sailors As you watch tom hanks fighting pirates this weekend from the climate controlled safety of your local multiplex it could be easy to forget there’s a real life war going … Continue reading

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G4S threatened by al-Qaeda over Hajj pilgrimage protection contract

[Translate] By Nick Owens G4S threatened by al-Qaeda over Hajj pilgrimage protection contract 13 Oct 2013 01:57 One online message chillingly warns that “God will provide a solution” if the security firm fails to pull out Protection: Mecca’s pilgrims

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