Daily Archives: January 2, 2014

Home, Sweet (Privatized Military) Home

[Translate] Home, Sweet (Privatized Military) Home Thursday, 02 January 2014 00:00 By Ellen Dannin, Truthout | News Analysis (Photo via Shutterstock )The goals of faster and cheaper military housing may have been achieved through privatization, but problems including unreliable builders … Continue reading

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Support the PMSC Observer

[Translate] Support the PMSC Observer 2013 is history so it is time to appeal to your charitable instincts. I only do this once each year so PLEASE read the following. To date, since moving this blog to its current site … Continue reading

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Private military-security companies as illegitimate actors

[Translate] Private military-security companies as illegitimate actors Gildemann, Karl URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10062/28958 Date: 2012 Abstract: This research paper is focusing on the private military-security companies (PMSC-s); these are entities that profit from the offering of military and security related expertise that … Continue reading

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Government Contractors – Do We Really Need Them?

[Translate] Government Contractors – Do We Really Need Them? Strategy research project ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA Author: Carrell, John P 09 Mar 2011 34pp. Abstract : Over nine long years have elapsed since the tragic events of September … Continue reading

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Contractors as Military Professionals?

[Translate] Contractors as Military Professionals? Journal article ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA Personal Author(s) : Schaub, Jr, Gary ; Franke, Volker Report Date : 2010 18pp. Abstract : As of 2008, nearly 200,000 private contractors supported or supplemented military … Continue reading

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Exploring PSC-military relations: Swedish officers and the private security sector in peace operations

[Translate] A more recent version of this article was published on [11-19-2013] Exploring PSC-military relations: Swedish officers and the private security sector in peace operations Joakim Berndtsson joakim.berndtsson@globalstudies.gu.se University of Gothenburg Abstract The increasing reliance on private security companies (PSCs) … Continue reading

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“GUNS FOR HIRE, DEATH ON DEMAND”: THE PERMISSIBILITY OF U.S. OUTSOURCING OF DRONE ATTACKS TO CIVILIAN SURROGATES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL JUST WAR THEORY

[Translate] “GUNS FOR HIRE, DEATH ON DEMAND”: THE PERMISSIBILITY OF U.S. OUTSOURCING OF DRONE ATTACKS TO CIVILIAN SURROGATES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL JUST WAR THEORY August, 2013 Florida Journal of International Law 25 Fla. J. Int’l … Continue reading

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Under Siege How Private Security Companies Threaten the Military Profession

[Translate] Under Siege How Private Security Companies Threaten the Military Profession by Colonel Scott L. Efflandt United States Army UnitedS tates Army War College Class of 2013 The application of Abbott’s systems model of professions indicates that the inadequate force … Continue reading

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Substantial Connection: The Intersection of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and Constitutional Protections for Foreign National Contractors Serving with or Accompanying U.S. Armed Forces

[Translate] Comment: Substantial Connection: The Intersection of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and Constitutional Protections for Foreign National Contractors Serving with or Accompanying U.S. Armed Forces Summer, 2013 Penn State Law Review 118 Penn St. L. Rev. 191 Author Joe D. Montenegro* Excerpt … Continue reading

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Pirates and PMCs Internationalism and Military Interoperability

[Translate] International Journal of Applied Philosophy Volume 23, Issue 1, Spring 2009 George R. Lucas, Jr. Pages 87-94 Pirates and PMCs Internationalism and Military Interoperability Originally presented at a forum sponsored by Concerned Philosophers for Peace at the Eastern Division … Continue reading

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