Daily Archives: April 11, 2014

IGAR and USAID Clash over Access to Afghan Assessments

[Translate] SIGAR and USAID Clash over Access to Afghan Assessments April 8, 2014 John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, testifies before a House subcomittee. Most Hollywood sequels flop, but the second showdown between two particular federal agencies gets two thumbs … Continue reading

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The reorganization of legitimate violence: The contested terrain of the private military and security industry during the post-cold war era

[Translate] The reorganization of legitimate violence: The contested terrain of the private military and security industry during the post-cold war era ☆ Joel A.C. Baum, , Anita M. McGahan Abstract We investigate the interplay between institutional structures and agency in … 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] Florida Journal of International Law “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 … Continue reading

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CONSTITUTIONAL ETHICS AND CONTRACTING OUT: THE DILEMMA OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

[Translate] CONSTITUTIONAL ETHICS AND CONTRACTING OUT: THE DILEMMA OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS Source: Mustang Journal of Business & Ethics . 2013, Issue 5, p30-45. 16p. Author(s): Schooley, Shawn Erik Subject Terms: *PUBLIC administration — Moral & ethical aspects Abstract: This article … Continue reading

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Indian court accepts petition to drop charges against anti-piracy guards

[Translate] Indian court accepts petition to drop charges against anti-piracy guards Baltic Daily – Political/Social News 11 April 2014 12:38, TALLINN, Apr 11, BNS – The high court of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has accepted a petition to drop … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: Use Of Private Military Companies Jeopardizes Democratic Processes

[Translate] ANALYSIS: Use Of Private Military Companies Jeopardizes Democratic Processes RIA Novosti РИА Новости MOSCOW, April 11 (RIA Novosti), Daria Chernyshova – The use of private military companies challenges democratic processes and international security, Dimitrios Machairas, International Security Researcher and … Continue reading

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Extradition looms for Canadian accused of building faulty trucks for U.S. military

[Translate] Extradition looms for Canadian accused of building faulty trucks for U.S. military William Whyte’s Armet Armoured Vehicles won $6.4 million contract By Douglas Quan, Postmedia News April 11, 2014 12:20 PM In 2012, a federal grand jury in the … Continue reading

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State Department Again Denies Presence of US Mercenaries in Ukraine

[Translate] State Department Again Denies Presence of US Mercenaries in Ukraine RIA Novosti РИА Новости WASHINGTON, April 11 (RIA Novosti), Petr Martynychev – Claims that a private US security company has sent mercenaries to Ukraine are untrue, US Assistant Secretary … Continue reading

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Ambiguity of ‘Mercenary’ Label Is Politically Expedient

[Translate] OPINION: Ambiguity of ‘Mercenary’ Label Is Politically Expedient RIA Novosti РИА Новости 11 April 2014 10:11, MOSCOW, April 10 (RIA Novosti), Daria Chernyshova – Defining someone as a “mercenary” has become a tool of political will and expediency, as the … Continue reading

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A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs

[Translate] A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs Crikey By by Cathy Alexander 11 April 2014, Want to run Australia’s immigration detention centres? The job is out for tender and is likely to be worth hundreds of … Continue reading

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