Daily Archives: April 4, 2014

KBR Can’t Duck Suit Alleging It Inflated Iraq Housing Costs

[Translate] KBR Can’t Duck Suit Alleging It Inflated Iraq Housing Costs By Dan Ivers Law360, New York (April 01, 2014, 1:15 PM ET) — An Illinois federal judge on Monday declined to dismiss a suit by the federal government claiming … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Absurdity of the Secret “Cuban Twitter”

[Translate] April 4, 2014 The Dangerous Absurdity of the Secret “Cuban Twitter” Posted by Jon Lee Anderson An eye-catching A.P. story, published Thursday, revealed that, in 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (U.S.A.I.D.) covertly deployed a social-media program … Continue reading

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12 detained US ship crew released on bail

[Translate] 12 detained US ship crew released on bail Press Trust of India  |  Tirunelveli  April 4, 2014 Last Updated at 18:00 IST Nearly six months after their arrest on charges of entering Indian waters illegally, twelve Indian crew members … Continue reading

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Security Guards In Trouble with the Law

[Translate] March 31, 2014 Security Guards In Trouble with the Law By MarEx In a growing list of legal incidents involving maritime security professionals, Port2Port West Africa has confirmed that two of its security contractors were arrested on March 28 … Continue reading

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Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security: The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection in the United States and the United Kingdom

[Translate] Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security: The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection in the United States and the United Kingdom Armed Forces & Society 0095327X14523958, first published on March 20, 2014

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Manus Island riot: Asylum seeker speaks of allegedly witnessing Reza Berati’s death

[Translate] Manus Island riot: Asylum seeker speaks of allegedly witnessing Reza Berati’s death By Kerry Brewster and Deb Richards April 5, 2014, 12:27 am The ABC has obtained an eyewitness account of the murder of 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker Reza … Continue reading

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Pan Am organizers solicit security bids on heels of controversial contract

[Translate] Pan Am organizers solicit security bids on heels of controversial contract SHANNON KARI TORONTO — Special to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Apr. 02 2014, 5:30 AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Apr. 02 2014, 6:17 AM EDTIn the wake of … Continue reading

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Maritime Security Comes of Age

[Translate] April 03, 2014   [Guest Column] Maritime Security Comes of Age   There’s a new international standard that raises the bar for PMSCs. By David Rider In recent years, the number of companies offering protective services to the global … Continue reading

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BBC to break ‘Taboo’ with ‘inaccurate’ portrayal of East India Company

[Translate] BBC to break ‘Taboo’ with ‘inaccurate’ portrayal of East India Company Historians challenge BBC drama that will portray East India Company as a sinister multinational and spy agency An official of the British East India Company riding on an … Continue reading

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NDP wants probe of Pan Am security contract that went to U.S. firm

[Translate] NDP wants probe of Pan Am security contract that went to U.S. firm The NDP is urging the auditor general to investigate the Pan Am Games security contract awarded a U.S.–based firm whose bid was by far the highest. … Continue reading

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