Daily Archives: December 10, 2013

Threat of Pirate Attacks Prompts Japan To Loosen Samurai-Era Gun Ban On Ships

[Translate] Threat of Pirate Attacks Prompts Japan To Loosen Samurai-Era Gun Ban On Ships By Meagan Clark on December 02 2013 1:44 PM There are about 3,500 pirate vessels in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Floating armories save … Continue reading

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Intelligence contractors donate millions to intelligence watchdogs in Congress

[Translate] Intelligence contractors donate millions to intelligence watchdogs in Congress Those on Capitol Hill who approve and oversee military intelligence spending benefit from a stream of industry campaign funding By Alexander CohenemailR. Jeffrey Smithemail 12:01 am, December 9, 2013 Updated: 11:56 … Continue reading

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Navy to Audit Port Services

[Translate] Navy to Audit Port Services Story Number: NNS131209-01Release Date: 12/9/2013 12:35:00 PM From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spelled out in a memorandum last week his expectations for the … Continue reading

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PMSC Using States: Who’s Been Naughty and Who’s Been Nice?

[Translate] By David Isenberg PMSC Using States: Who’s Been Naughty and Who’s Been Nice? December 10, 2013 Riddle me this, readers. What do arms sales to Saddam Hussein prior to Operation Desert Storm in 1991 to eject Iraqi troops from … Continue reading

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PTSD hits civilians serving on war fronts, study finds

[Translate] PTSD hits civilians serving on war fronts, study finds Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY 12:03 a.m. EST December 10, 2013 Rates of mental illness among an international force of civilian contractors hired to work in Iraq or Afghanistan rivaled those … Continue reading

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Study: U.S. TV ad campaign in Pakistan misses mark

[Translate] Study: U.S. TV ad campaign in Pakistan misses mark Military Intelligence Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY 3:22 p.m. EST December 9, 2013 (Photo: Aamir Qureshi, AFP/Getty Images) SHARE 45 CONNECT 47 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE Filed under Good Intentions and Good Money … Continue reading

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Planes Parked in Weeds in Kabul After $486 Million Spent

[Translate] White House Planes Parked in Weeds in Kabul After $486 Million Spent By Tony Capaccio Dec 9, 2013 11:00 PM ET Photographer: Gopal Ratnam/Bloomberg The failed transport planes add to billions of dollars of wasted U.S. tax dollars… Read … Continue reading

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United States Response to Questionnaire Concerning the Montreux Document

[Translate] United States Response to Questionnaire Concerning the Montreux Document United States Response to Questionnaire Concerning the Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies During Armed … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows: The Health and Well-Being of Private Contractors Working in Conflict Environments

[Translate] Out of the Shadows The Health and Well-Being of Private Contractors Working in Conflict Environments by Molly Dunigan, Carrie M. Farmer, Rachel M. Burns, Alison Hawks, Claude Messan Setodji Click to Read Online Abstract Key Findings Recommendations

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Contractors Who Worked in Conflict Zones Suffer High Rates of PTSD, Depression and Get Little Help

[Translate] Contractors Who Worked in Conflict Zones Suffer High Rates of PTSD, Depression and Get Little Help Media Resources RAND Office of Media Relations (703) 414-4795 (310) 451-6913 media@rand.org FOR RELEASE Tuesday December 10, 2013 Private contractors who worked in … Continue reading

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