Daily Archives: July 5, 2014

How Blackwater Takes Uncle Sam for a Ride – and Why He Likes It. A Model of Moral Hazard and Limited Commitment

[Translate]   Fahn, Matthias and Hadjer, Tahmina Sadat (May 2014): How Blackwater Takes Uncle Sam for a Ride – and Why He Likes It. A Model of Moral Hazard and Limited Commitment. Discussion Papers in Economics 2014-12 PDF 534kB Abstract … Continue reading

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Contracting officers given overly high marks by Army

[Translate] Contracting officers given overly high marks by Army Appraisals don’t match output By Jim McElhatton Army contracting apparently is like the schools at Lake Wobegon — everybody is above average. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fell victim to … Continue reading

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Fallen hero remembered one year later

[Translate] Fallen hero remembered one year later By Eddie Mowen Jr. emowen@civitasmedia.com Law enforcement officer and local grad Kurt Muncy was killed one year ago on July 2. His parents strive to keep his

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G4S workers plead not guilty to killing an asylum seeker

[Translate] G4S workers plead not guilty to killing an asylum seeker Published on the 05 July 2014 11:54   THREE G4S workers accused of killing an Angolan asylum seeker on a British Airways flight have denied manslaughter. Terence Hughes, 53, … Continue reading

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C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan

[Translate] C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan July 2, 2014 A C-27A Spartan aircraft belonging to the Afghan National Army Air Force. With the recent collapse of the Iraqi state and its armed forces, the American taxpayer might correctly … Continue reading

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Halliburton Overbilling Case Faces Review by High Court

[Translate] Halliburton Overbilling Case Faces Review by High Court By BARBARA LEONARD WASHINGTON (CN) – Accused of billing for bogus services at U.S. military bases in Iraq during wartime, Halliburton and KBR persuaded the Supreme Court on Tuesday to review … Continue reading

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