Monthly Archives: May 2014

DynCorp Scores Win In Ecuador Chemical Spray Row

[Translate] DynCorp Scores Win In Ecuador Chemical Spray Row Share us on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn By Sindhu Sundar Law360, New York (May 30, 2014, 5:13 PM ET) — DynCorp International Inc. scored a big win Friday in the D.C. Circuit … Continue reading

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Prosecutors: misleading testimony in Blackwater

[Translate] Prosecutors: misleading testimony in Blackwater   Khalid Mohammed, File/Associated Press – FILE – This Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. … Continue reading

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Biden to Cuban media: Alan Gross detention a key obstacle in diplomatic relations

[Translate] Biden to Cuban media: Alan Gross detention a key obstacle in diplomatic relations CNN Wire Dana Davidsen CNN 27 May 2014 14:41 (CNN) — Vice President Joe Biden sat down with a Cuban media outlet – a significant move … Continue reading

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The plight of Alan Gross

[Translate] Posted on Thursday, 05.08.14 U.S./CUBA The plight of Alan Gross GUZMAN BY BASILIO GUZMAN cubacenter.org I sympathize with the plight of Alan Gross, a USAID contractor unjustly sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison. Some reports have said … Continue reading

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Glasgow 2014: 10,000-strong army of police, military and security personnel to protect fans and athletes during Games

[Translate] dailyrecord.co.uk By Paul O’Hare 30 May 2014 05:20 Glasgow 2014: 10,000-strong army of police, military and security personnel to protect fans and athletes during Games COMMONWEALTH Games organisers revealed Scottish Prison Service staff will be drafted in for the … Continue reading

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Manus murder suspect a hero: Salvation Army

[Translate] News Manus murder suspect a hero: Salvation Army The Age By Sarah Whyte, David Wroe 31 May 2014 The Salvation Army has described a staff member accused of murdering asylum seeker Reza Barati as a hero, saying he was … Continue reading

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Commentary: The State That Signed the Contract Felled a City-One Voice at the Intersection of Public War and Private Profit

[Translate] Commentary: The State That Signed the Contract Felled a City-One Voice at the Intersection of Public War and Private Profit Peters, Wm C. Social Justice34.3/4 (2007): 208-223. Abstract (summary) Despite multiple felonies, no criminal prosecutions have commenced in U.S. … Continue reading

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Command Authority over Contractors Serving With or Accompanying the Force

[Translate] Command Authority over Contractors Serving With or Accompanying the Force1 Kirchmaier, Charles T. The Army Lawyer (Dec 2009): 35-41. Abstract (summary) Following the now infamous September 2007 Nisoor Square shooting incident in Baghdad, Iraq, involving several armed security contractors, … Continue reading

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Risk and the fabrication of apolitical, unaccountable military markets: the case of the CIA ‘Killing Program’

[Translate] Risk and the fabrication of apolitical, unaccountable military markets: the case of the CIA ‘Killing Program’ LEANDER, ANNA. Review of International Studies37.5 (Dec 2011): 2253-2268. Abstract This article argues that risk is central in (re)producing the unaccountable commercial military/security … Continue reading

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Occupation for Hire: Private Military Companies and their Role in Iraq

[Translate] Occupation for Hire: Private Military Companies and their Role in Iraq Simons, David. RUSI Journal149.3 (Jun 2004): 68-71. Abstract (summary) Simons examines the role of private military companies and private security companies in the US’s occupation of Iraq. He … Continue reading

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