Daily Archives: June 4, 2014

The Courts or Court-Martial: What is the Proper Venue for Trying “Accompanying” and “In the Field” Civilian Contractors?

[Translate] The Courts or Court-Martial: What is the Proper Venue for Trying “Accompanying” and “In the Field” Civilian Contractors?

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Panel: Privatization of Militaries

[Translate] 2013 Symposium The Future of Warfare: The Law of Tomorrow’s Battlefields On February 5, 2013, the Minnesota Journal of International Law hosted its biennial symposium, entitled “The Future of Warfare: The Law of Tomorrow’s Battlefields.”  Below are video recordings of … Continue reading

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Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies

[Translate]   Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies by Alan Axelrod Publication Date: January 9, 2014 Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies provides a comprehensive survey and guide to the mercenary forces, … Continue reading

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A Re-Examination of Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate]   The St Antony’s International Review (STAIR) is the only peer-reviewed journal of international affairs at the University of Oxford. Set up by graduate students of St Antony’s College in 2005, the Review has carved out a distinctive niche as … Continue reading

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The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate] The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies  by James Pattison (Author) Hardcover $84.15 1 New from $84.15 The increased use of private military and security companies (PMSCs) is often said to be one … Continue reading

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Security Provision and States’ Authority: The Effects of Private Military and Security Actors

[Translate] : Security Provision and States’ Authority: The Effects of Private Military and Security Actors Authors: Olsen, Helene Bak, Camilla Moisio, Jason Nissen, Mark Jensen, Camilla Advisor: Buur, Lars Keywords: Security Provision Social Contract PMSC Privatisation of Military State Authority … Continue reading

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Ft. Thomas Military Contractor Killed in Afghanistan Receives Posthumous Honor

[Translate] Ft. Thomas Military Contractor Killed in Afghanistan Receives Posthumous Honor Mon, 06/02/2014 – 17:06 admin A Fort Thomas man killed in Afghanistan was one of eleven team members at DynCorp International recognized by the defense contractor firm after being killed … Continue reading

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Watchdog: New US-funded prison in Afghanistan overcrowded, falling apart

[Translate] Watchdog: New US-funded prison in Afghanistan overcrowded, falling apart A building being demolished at Baghlan Prison in northern Afghanistan after faulty construction led to damage. Less than two years after it was built with U.S. funds, the prison is … Continue reading

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After Bowe Bergdahl, what about Alan Gross?

[Translate] Ruth Marcus Opinion Writer After Bowe Bergdahl, what about Alan Gross? The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban detainees raises the question: What about Alan Gross, the State Department subcontractor who has languished nearly as … Continue reading

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Empire interview with Erik Prince

[Translate] Empire interview with Erik Prince  Click on above link to go to Al Jazeera page to see recorded interview Erik Prince is the chairman of the Hong Kong-listed logistics and securities company Frontier Services Group, an Africa-focused company that is building a … Continue reading

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