Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

The South African Defence Review (2012) And Private Military / Security Companies (Pmscs): Heralding A Shift From Prohibition To Regulation?

[Translate] http://www.nwu.ac.za/sites/www.nwu.ac.za/files/files/p-per/issuepages/2013volume16no4/2013(16)4JUMA%26ISABORAdoc.pdf [Full paper available via the link; conclusion below] The South African Defence Review (2012) And Private Military / Security Companies (Pmscs): Heralding A Shift From Prohibition To Regulation? Authors: I Juma and J Isabora Conclusion The failure of … Continue reading

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Erik Prince’s appearance on The John Stewart show

[Translate]   In case you haven’t yet seen it here’s the linkto Erik Prince’s appearance on The John Stewart show.  

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The Israeli Programs That Help The NSA Organize Its Intelligence Data

[Translate] The Israeli Programs That Help The NSA Organize Its Intelligence Data “We were maybe ahead of the U.S. in giving up our private data, but we’ve also been ahead of them in organizing that data,” says a former member of … Continue reading

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U.S. Troops Exposed to Afghan Burn Pits After $5.4 Million Incinerators Fail

[Translate] U.S. Troops Exposed to Afghan Burn Pits After $5.4 Million Incinerators Fail As U.S. diplomats wrangle with the Afghan government over terms of troop departures, auditors have reported $5.4 million spent on incinerators that have never been used. The … Continue reading

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U.S Army Overcharged on Afghan Radio Parts, Audit Finds

[Translate] U.S Army Overcharged on Afghan Radio Parts, Audit Finds By Tony Capaccio Dec 16, 2013 12:00 AM ET 6 Comments The biggest supplier of combat radios for Afghan security forces overcharged the U.S. Army for parts such as transceivers … Continue reading

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Afghan Watchdog Sinks Teeth in New Target: Its Own Shaky Future

[Translate] Afghan Watchdog Sinks Teeth in New Target: Its Own Shaky Future BY Dan Lamothe DECEMBER 11, 2013 – 05:31 PM Share + 24 Shares Since former prosecutor John Sopko took over last year as the top watchdog probing U.S. … Continue reading

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‘Shadow Company’ documentary

[Translate] Published on Apr 9, 2013 Uninterrupted upload of the ‘Shadow Company’ documentary. Film provides background and history of the modern private security firms that operated in conflict zones such as Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Obama’s Crackdown on Whistleblowers

[Translate] Published on The Nation (http://www.thenation.com) Obama’s Crackdown on Whistleblowers Tim Shorrock | March 26, 2013 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In the annals of national security, the Obama administration will long be remembered for its unprecedented crackdown on whistleblowers. Since … Continue reading

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