Monthly Archives: January 2014

Military yanks leash of critical government watchdog

[Translate] Military yanks leash of critical government watchdog Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY 5:58 p.m. EST January 30, 2014 In one case, the command praised progress at a hospital that it said was too dangerous to visit. (Photo: Manuel Balce … Continue reading

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House panel opens probe into Navy bribery and fraud scandal

[Translate] House panel opens probe into Navy bribery and fraud scandal KRENTZ JOHNSON/REUTERS – Defense contractor Leonard Francis, right, is shown in this courtroom sketch with his attorney Patrick Swan, Judge David Bartick and Prosecutor Robert Huie in an November … Continue reading

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A Brief Explanation of the Private Security Regulatory Initiatives: The Standards

[Translate] A Brief Explanation of the Private Security Regulatory Initiatives: The Standards January 29, 2014 Originally Posted on Affiliate Dextra Fortis’ Blog. By Dr. Ian Ralby. THE STANDARDS: The ICoC in Paragraph 7 set for the key follow-on obligations of … Continue reading

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Serco warns on profits as government ban is lifted

[Translate] Last updated: January 30, 2014 6:53 pm Serco warns on profits as government ban is lifted By Gill Plimmer Hundreds of millions of pounds were wiped off Serco’s market value on Thursday after a UK government decision allowing it … Continue reading

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Serco ‘on right path’ after tagging overcharging, says minister

[Translate] 0 January 2014 Last updated at 08:55 ET Serco ‘on right path’ after tagging overcharging, says minister Serco lost the government contract for electronic tagging Continue reading the main story Related Stories Serco to return £68.5m over tagging Private … Continue reading

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Former Canadian brigadier-general Daniel Menard in Afghan jail accused of gun smuggling

[Translate] Former Canadian brigadier-general Daniel Menard in Afghan jail accused of gun smuggling JEREMY KELLY KABUL — Special to The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jan. 30 2014, 7:32 AM EST Last updated Thursday, Jan. 30 2014, 8:15 AM EST A former … Continue reading

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7 Israeli Security Companies Who Could Help Putin Protect the Sochi Olympics

[Translate] Zack Miller, Contributor 1/29/2014 @ 7:45AM |1,623 views 7 Israeli Security Companies Who Could Help Putin Protect the Sochi Olympics The 22nd Winter Olympics are to be held in short time in Sochi, Russia. The news leading up to … Continue reading

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ANC pushes through xenophobic clause in PSIRA Bill – DA

[Translate] ANC pushes through xenophobic clause in PSIRA Bill – DA Dianne Kohler Barnard 28 January 2014 Dianne Kohler Barnard says that despite letters from various international embassies, 51% expropriation clause passed by committee Private Security Bill: Zuma’s ANC pushes … Continue reading

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An American Tragedy

[Translate] An American Tragedy January 30, 2014 by Bruce Bawer 10 Comments In his fascinating new memoir, Civilian Warriors, Erik Prince – founder of Blackwater, the security firm that became world-famous for its pivotal role in the “war on terror” … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch to test fan compassion by playing a private military contractor

[Translate] Benedict Cumberbatch to test fan compassion by playing a private military contractor Kevin McFarland Jan 28, 2014 • 2:25PM Benedict Cumberbatch has attracted such a devoted fan base for his roles in Sherlock, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit etc., … Continue reading

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