Monthly Archives: May 2014

Joery Matthys. Private Security Companies and Private Military Companies: A Comparative and Economical Analysis

[Translate] Author(s): Martijn Mos Source: Journal of International and Global Studies. 2.1 (Nov. 2010): p149. Document Type: Book review Full Text: Joery Matthys. Private Security Companies and Private Military Companies: A Comparative and Economical Analysis. Antwerp: Maklu, 2010. The well-documented … Continue reading

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Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri

[Translate] Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri Fulloon, Mark. Social Alternatives32.1 (2013): 49-52. Abstract (summary) This article examines the current role of Private Military Companies (PMCs) which have a growing profile in international affairs. They are not a new phenomenon … Continue reading

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2 ex-soldiers plead guilty to laundering Afghanistan bribes

[Translate] 2 ex-soldiers plead guilty to laundering Afghanistan bribes May. 29, 2014 – 04:00PM 1 Comments By Brett Barrouquere and Adrian Sainz The Associated Press MEMPHIS, TENN. — Two former Army soldiers have pleaded guilty to accepting about $250,000 in … Continue reading

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Serco job losses not so bad?

[Translate] Serco job losses not so bad?   … We heard yesterday that jobs could be lost at Serco, the company contracted to run the government’s immigration detention centres when onshore centres are closed later this year. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

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Final rule clarifying contractor and subcontractor responsibilities to obtain workers’ compensation insurance or to qualify as a self-insurer, and other requirements, under the terms of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) as extended by the Defense Base Act (DBA) – Effective Date: July 1, 2014

[Translate] Final rule clarifying contractor and subcontractor responsibilities to obtain workers’ compensation insurance or to qualify as a self-insurer, and other requirements, under the terms of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) as extended by the Defense Base … Continue reading

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When 9,800 Doesn’t Equal 9,800

[Translate] Argument When 9,800 Doesn’t Equal 9,800 The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan is that tens of thousands of American civilians will be on the ground long after the troops have left. BY Phillip Carter MAY 28, 2014 News … Continue reading

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A Vindictive Prosecution Motion in the Continuing Saga of Nicholas Slatten

[Translate] 29 May 2014 at 10:09 AM D.C. Circuit, Uncategorized, White-Collar Crime A Vindictive Prosecution Motion in the Continuing Saga of Nicholas Slatten By Matt Kaiser Last month, I wrote about the Department of Justice’s case against Nicholas Slatten, a … Continue reading

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Army to Seek Northrop Refunds Over Inflated Labor Rates

[Translate] Army to Seek Northrop Refunds Over Inflated Labor Rates By Tony Capaccio May 29, 2014 12:22 PM ET The U.S. Army will press Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) for refunds after the Pentagon’s inspector general found the contractor charged the … Continue reading

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The British East India Company 1600-1858: A model of transition management for the modern global corporation

[Translate] The British East India Company 1600-1858: A model of transition management for the modern global corporation Roukis, George S. The Journal of Management Development23.10 (2004): 938-948. Abstract (summary) This paper focuses on the challenges facing global corporations which operate … Continue reading

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Overseas Trade and the Decline of Privateering

[Translate] Overseas Trade and the Decline of Privateering Hillmann, Henning; Gathmann, Christina. The Journal of Economic History71.3 (Sep 2011): 730-761. Abstract (summary) Using a novel data set on 2,483 British privateering cruises, we show that state-licensed raiding of commercial vessels … Continue reading

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