Monthly Archives: November 2013

When Most U.S. Forces Leave Afghanistan, Contractors May Stay

[Translate] When Most U.S. Forces Leave Afghanistan, Contractors May Stay By Tom Bowman Credit John Moore / Getty Images A helicopter from the American security contractor DynCorp provides air support as members of an Afghan eradication force plow opium poppies … Continue reading

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Navy suspends business with defense contractor Inchcape Shipping Services

[Translate] Navy suspends business with defense contractor Inchcape Shipping Services   By Craig Whitlock, Published: November 27 E-mail the writer The Navy announced Wednesday that it has suspended business with a major defense contractor over “questionable business integrity,” the second time … Continue reading

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Russian mercenaries, working for the Slavonic Corps, fighting in Syria | VK

[Translate] The Interpreter Russian mercenaries, working for the Slavonic Corps, fighting in Syria | VK “‘Mercenary’ is Merely a Cover Story for Russian Soldier or Spook” Are there more Russian mercenaries fighting to prop up the regime in Syria? James … Continue reading

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Legal team flown out to India in bid to free Scots pirate-buster Billy Irving

[Translate] Legal team flown out to India in bid to free Scots pirate-buster Billy Irving 23 Nov 2013 07:52 BILLY Irving, 33, is currently detained in Puzhal prison in Chennai along with other colleagues after being arrested on suspicion of … Continue reading

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Sister in tearful appeal for help to get brother home

[Translate] Sister in tearful appeal for help to get brother home Published on the 27 November 2013 07:58 A tearful sister only wants one thing for Christmas this year – her brother home from his prison hell in India. Nick … Continue reading

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AGMS slams Advanfort Sri Lanka danger claims

[Translate] AGMS slams Advanfort Sri Lanka danger claims By Gary Howard from  London Avant Garde Maritime Services (AGMS) has responded to Advanfort International’s claims that Sri Lankan coastal waters and anchorages are unsafe, labelling the information “totally false and malicious” … Continue reading

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Blackwater and private security firms

[Translate] Blackwater and private security firms Soldiering on Nov 26th 2013, 0:21 by Economist.com OUR correspondents discuss new markets for private armies and the rise, fall and rise of a controversial company This a 6:27 minute video discussion between two … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder fires back at critics in new book

[Translate] Blackwater founder fires back at critics in new book Jim Michaels, USA TODAY 10:57 a.m. EST November 27, 2013 Erik Prince says his firm was under “bureaucratic attack.” (Photo: Susan Walsh, AP) Story Highlights Defense contractor became lightning rod … Continue reading

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What’s Going Wrong at G4S?

[Translate] Lone Worker & Guarding What’s Going Wrong at G4S? Rob Ratcliff, Content & Community Manager 19/11/2013 The world’s largest security services provider has suffered another reputation hit today with a £23m refund to the government. We look back at … Continue reading

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G4S admits overcharging MoJ £24m on electronic tagging contract

[Translate] G4S admits overcharging MoJ £24m on electronic tagging contract Company has apologised to Ministry of Justice and issued credit notes for £23.3m incorrectly billed between 2005 and 2013 Alan Travis, home affairs editor theguardian.com, Tuesday 19 November 2013 06.58 … Continue reading

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