Daily Archives: March 6, 2014

The Army Needs To Improve Property Accountability and Contractor Oversight at the Redistribution Property Assistance Team Yards in Afghanistan

[Translate] Audit Report 03-06-2014 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management The Army Needs To Improve Property Accountability and Contractor Oversight at the Redistribution Property Assistance Team Yards in Afghanistan (Project No. D2013-D000JB-0133.000) DODIG-2014-043 Objective We determined whether Redistribution Property Assistance Teams … Continue reading

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Surrendering Sovereignty. The Private Military Industry, the State, and the Ideology of Outsourcing

[Translate] Surrendering Sovereignty. The Private Military Industry, the State, and the Ideology of Outsourcing Boyce, John, 1971- In the globalized world of the twenty first century, the modern nation state has been revolutionized, resulting in progressively changing perceptions of the … Continue reading

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In the Business of Peace: The Political Influence of Private Military and Security Companies on UN Peacekeeping

[Translate] International Peacekeeping Volume 20, Issue 1, 2013   In the Business of Peace: The Political Influence of Private Military and Security Companies on UN Peacekeeping Åse Gilje østensen* pages 33-47 Published online: 11 Mar 2013 Abstract Private military and … Continue reading

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The political agency of private military and security companies: Govenors in the making

[Translate] The political agency of private military and security companies: Govenors in the making Østensen, Åse Gilje Doctoral thesis Peer reviewed Date: 2013-06-06 Publisher: The University of Bergen

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Acting like chameleons’: On the McDonaldization of private security

[Translate] Security Journal (2013) 26, 294–309. doi:10.1057/sj.2013.18; published online 13 May 2013 ‘Acting like chameleons’: On the McDonaldization of private security Ronald van Stedena and Jaap de Waardb aDepartment of Governance Studies, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, Amsterdam, HV 1081, The … Continue reading

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(MKTW) Great Panther Reports Illegal Miner Disruptions at Guanajuato

[Translate] March 5, 2014, 2:00 p.m. ET (MKTW) Great Panther Reports Illegal Miner Disruptions at Guanajuato Great Panther Reports Illegal Miner Disruptions at Guanajuato VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Mar 5, 2014) – GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX:GPR)(NYSE MKT:GPL) (“Great Panther”; … Continue reading

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Fun and Games With Stratfor

[Translate] Fun and Games With Stratfor APD and DPS collaborated with private ‘geopolitical intelligence firm’ – including bomb demonstrations and undercover surveillance By John Anderson and Michael King, Fri., March 7, 2014 Illustration by Jason Stout Fun and Games With … Continue reading

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Billionaire Musk makes push to launch military satellites

[Translate] Billionaire Musk makes push to launch military satellites The SpaceX chief urges U.S. to seek competitive bids for its space program. SpaceX chief Elon Musk told the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense that a virtual monopoly on U.S. … Continue reading

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Is there any evidence that Russian private security firms have engaged in operations with Russian military forces?

[Translate] Russian Forces in Crimea: Who Are They, Where Did They Come From? Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol, March 4, 2014. Ron … Continue reading

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Major Milestone for Pan-Am Games Security

[Translate] Major Milestone for Pan-Am Games Security Ontario Finalizing Games Private Security March 3, 2014 10:55 a.m.Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario is one step closer to completing the competitive procurement of security services for the Toronto 2015 … Continue reading

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