Daily Archives: March 19, 2014

Watchdog questions USAID spending on controversial Afghan dam project

[Translate] Watchdog questions USAID spending on controversial Afghan dam project A U.S. government watchdog says the costs of modernizing and expanding the Kajaki Dam’s power station have far outweighed the potential benefits. The dam, a project begun by the U.S. … Continue reading

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Meet G4S, the Contractors Who Go Where Governments and Armies Can’t—or Won’t

[Translate] April 2014 Meet G4S, the Contractors Who Go Where Governments and Armies Can’t—or Won’t In the April issue of Vanity Fair, William Langewiesche embeds with warrior/investigators from G4S, the world’s third-largest private-sector employer—men and women overseas who are keeping … Continue reading

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Appeals court in Va. to hear torture case

[Translate] Appeals court in Va. to hear torture case By Associated Press, RICHMOND, Va. — Four former Iraqi detainees who claim they were tortured at the Abu Ghraib prison are asking a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against … Continue reading

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US Slams Blackwater Guard’s Appeal In Iraqi Killings Case

[Translate] US Slams Blackwater Guard’s Appeal In Iraqi Killings Case Share us on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn By Dietrich Knauth Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 7:24 PM ET) — Federal prosecutors shot back on Friday against an emergency appeal filed … Continue reading

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Olive Group is First Private Security Company to be Awarded Accredited Certification to the Private Security Standard (PSC1): a Key Milestone for the Company and the Industry

[Translate] Olive Group is First Private Security Company to be Awarded Accredited Certification to the Private Security Standard (PSC1): a Key Milestone for the Company and the Industry DUBAI, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Olive Group FZ-LLC has become the … Continue reading

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No Corporate Impunity for Abu Ghraib Torture, Attorneys Urge Court

[Translate] Jen Nessel, (212) 614-6449, jnessel@ccrjustice.org Sahil Bhatia, Riptide Communications, (212) 260-5000, Sahil@riptidecommunications.com For Immediate Release No Corporate Impunity for Abu Ghraib Torture, Attorneys Urge Court  U.S. Private Military Contractor Can Be Held Liable for Torture Next Month Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Abu Ghraib … Continue reading

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