Daily Archives: October 23, 2013

Afghan businessman accused of channelling aid money to insurgency

[Translate] Afghan businessman accused of channelling aid money to insurgency By Jessica Donati and Mirwais Harooni KABUL | Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:59am BST (Reuters) – U.S. inspectors are on the trail of a successful Afghan businessman they believe has … Continue reading

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Is the Army Making Workforce Decisions Without Cost Data?

[Translate] Is the Army Making Workforce Decisions Without Cost Data? October 22, 2013 Last week, Army Times reported on a memo signed by Army Secretary John McHugh proposing to “assign soldiers or units to work temporarily in ‘mission critical’ roles ‘both inside … Continue reading

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Jamie Leigh Jones Probably Lied About Her Rape. That Doesn’t Mean Most Women Do

[Translate] Jamie Leigh Jones Probably Lied About Her Rape. That Doesn’t Mean Most Women Do By Amanda Marcotte Jamie Leigh Jones claimed to have been raped by co-workers and held against her will while working for KBR in Baghdad.Photo by … Continue reading

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Military burn pit claims in limbo

[Translate] Military burn pit claims in limbo Sean Dobbin, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle 1:30 a.m. EDT October 20, 2013 Thousands of returning veterans and civilians are now attributing myriad symptoms to exposure to the open-air burn pits on military … Continue reading

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Afghan Hospital Two Years Behind Schedule & More Than $500,000 in Overpayments

[Translate] Afghan Hospital Two Years Behind Schedule & More Than $500,000 in Overpayments Today, SIGAR issued an inspection report raising concerns with construction of the Gardez Hospital.  Among the issues identified: –Construction of the hospital is 23 months behind schedule.

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Seaman Guard owner to fight arrest of ship’s crew in India

[Translate] Seaman Guard owner to fight arrest of ship’s crew in India disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only by Staff Writers New Delhi (UPI) Oct 21, 2013 The owner of a ship detained by Indian authorities said he is … Continue reading

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