Daily Archives: December 24, 2013

A military practitioner’s guide to the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act in contingency operations

[Translate] A military practitioner’s guide to the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act in contingency operations Aimee M. Batema Army Lawyer. (Dec. 2012): p4. This is about our claims to moral leadership in the world. We cannot win a fight for hearts … Continue reading

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Mission “critical function”: improving outsourcing decisions within the Intelligence Community

[Translate] Mission “critical function”: improving outsourcing decisions within the Intelligence Community Evan Sills Public Contract Law Journal. 41.4 (Summer 2012): p1007. 

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Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri

[Translate] Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri Fulloon, Mark. Social Alternatives32.1 (2013): 49-52. Abstract (summary) This article examines the current role of Private Military Companies (PMCs) which have a growing profile in international affairs. They are not a new phenomenon but … Continue reading

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WIELDING A “VERY LONG, PEOPLE-INTENSIVE SPEAR”: INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS AND THE ROLE OF CONTRACTORS IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS MISSIONS

[Translate] WIELDING A “VERY LONG, PEOPLE-INTENSIVE SPEAR”: INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS AND THE ROLE OF CONTRACTORS IN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS MISSIONS Clanahan, Keric D. The Air Force Law Review70 (2013): 119-202. Abstract (summary) In the last decade of … Continue reading

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PROCURING PROTECTION: USING THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

[Translate] PROCURING PROTECTION: USING THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS Grimmer, Caitlin. Public Contract Law Journal43.1 (Fall 2013): 127-144. Abstract (summary) In Greek mythology, Eurystheus ordered Heracles to perform twelve impossible labors in order to atone … Continue reading

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Regulating the private security industry: a story of regulating the last war

[Translate] Regulating the private security industry: a story of regulating the last war Percy, Sarah. International Review of the Red Cross, suppl. Business, violence and conflict94.887 (Sep 2012): 941-960. Abstract (summary) This article argues that attempts to regulate the private military … Continue reading

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Privatizing the struggle against Somali piracy

[Translate] Small Wars & Insurgencies Volume 24, Issue 1, 2013   Privatizing the struggle against Somali piracy Scott Fitzsimmonsa* pages 84-102 Abstract Pirate attacks against commercial vessels in the Western Indian Ocean and nearby seas reached an unprecedented level in … Continue reading

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Regulating the Private Military and Security Industry: A Quest to Maintain State Control and Preserve Public Values;

[Translate] Regulating the Private Military and Security Industry: A Quest to Maintain State Control and Preserve Public Values; Regulating War: A Taxonomy in Global Administrative Law; Humanitarian Law and Direct Participation in Hostilities by Private Contractors or Civilian Employees; Passing … Continue reading

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Criminal liability of civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

[Translate] Criminal liability of civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan Ingrid L. Price Stanford Journal of International Law. 49.2 (Summer 2013): p491. Full Text: I.   INTRODUCTION II.  THE GAPING HOLE: MILITARY CONTRACTORS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN III. MILITARY EXTRATERRITORIALITY JURISDICTION … Continue reading

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Should Private Security Companies be Employed for Counterinsurgency Operations?

[Translate] Journal of Military Ethics Volume 12, Issue 3, 2013 Should Private Security Companies be Employed for Counterinsurgency Operations? David M. Barnesa* pages 201-224 Abstract Many of the reasons offered for outsourcing security involve costs and benefits – a consequentialist … Continue reading

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