Daily Archives: October 18, 2013

As NSA Director Alexander Plans Departure, Here’s How Former Top Spooks Cashed In On ‘Retirement’

[Translate] Andy Greenberg, Forbes Staff 10/16/2013 @ 6:32PM |4,733 views As NSA Director Alexander Plans Departure, Here’s How Former Top Spooks Cashed In On ‘Retirement’ Four-star General Keith Alexander had a perfectly fine 39-year career serving in the military and … Continue reading

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DOJ Brings Fresh Manslaughter Charges Against Blackwater Mercenaries for Iraqi Massacre

[Translate] Published on Friday, October 18, 2013 by Common Dreams DOJ Brings Fresh Manslaughter Charges Against Blackwater Mercenaries for Iraqi Massacre Four private military contractors reindicted for their role in 2007 Nisour Square massacre that left fourteen Iraq civilians dead … Continue reading

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Former Blackwater contractors face new charges in Iraq shooting

[Translate] Former Blackwater contractors face new charges in Iraq shooting By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer October 17, 2013 — Updated 2125 GMT (0525 HKT) Members of the US private security company Blackwater patrol over Baghdad 15 April 2004. … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Unrealistic Caseload At Firm That Vets Defense Contractors

[Translate] Dave Jamieson dave.jamieson@huffingtonpost.com Lawsuit Alleges Unrealistic Caseload At Firm That Vets Defense Contractors Posted: 10/17/2013 4:12 pm EDT WASHINGTON — Another former investigator has sued the private, for-profit firm that performs many of the security clearance checks for U.S. … Continue reading

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Got war troubles? These conventioneers can help

[Translate] Got war troubles? These conventioneers can help Members of the International Stability Operations Association are required to sign a code of conduct pledging that their employees will follow the Geneva Conventions and “take appropriate measures to minimize loss of … Continue reading

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Protecting the Victims of the Privatization of War

[Translate] October 18, 2013 Protecting the Victims of the Privatization of War by David Isenberg Over the years we have seen numerous cases of various abuses and outright crimes by private military and security contractors (PMSC).  True, they don’t happen … Continue reading

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DynCorp International: won a $72.3 million foreign military sales contract modification

[Translate] Pentagon Resumes Awarding Defense Contracts Thursday by Rich Smith, The Motley Fool Oct 17th 2013 9:04PM Updated Oct 17th 2013 9:06PM With the government shutdown over, the nation’s defense contracting machine sputtered back to life Thursday as the Department … Continue reading

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