Daily Archives: August 4, 2014

DRC ‘MERCENARIES’ MUST FACE SA LAW

[Translate] DRC ‘MERCENARIES’ MUST FACE SA LAW SAPA (South African Press Association) 4 August 2014, Members of a DRC rebel group accused of plotting to overthrow president Joseph Kabila’s government while in South Africa must be tried in this country, … Continue reading

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Quick, Sloppy and Expensive Background Checks

[Translate] Quick, Sloppy and Expensive Background Checks NYT Blogs By FRANCIS X. CLINES 25 July 2014 Running security background checks on government job applicants has become a booming private industry in Washington’s war on terror. It’s such a busy sector … Continue reading

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INVISIBLE SOLDIERS; How America Outsourced Our Security

[Translate] Nonfiction THE INVISIBLE SOLDIERS; How America Outsourced Our Security Kirkus Reviews 8 July 2014, A critique of the United States’ fateful turn toward private military and security contractors as a consequence of the Iraq War. Former Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Saudi Hires “Israel Friendly” Security Firm to Overlook Hajj, Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca

[Translate] Saudi Hires “Israel Friendly” Security Firm to Overlook Hajj, Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca Saudi Hires Occupation-Friendly Company for Hajj Security By al Akhbar Global Research, July 21, 2014 By: Orouba Othman This year [2013], the mandatory Muslim pilgrimage to … Continue reading

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G4S BACK IN CONTROL OF MANGAUNG PRISON

[Translate] G4S BACK IN CONTROL OF MANGAUNG PRISON SAPA (South African Press Association) 1 August 2014, Correctional services has handed full control of the Mangaung prison to G4S after taking over management of the privately run prison outside Bloemfontein last … Continue reading

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USIS under fire over latest government contract

[Translate] USIS under fire over latest government contract Lawmakers want Jeh Johnson to explain how USIS got the contract. | John Shinkle/POLITICO By BYRON TAU | 7/29/14 10:22 PM EDT The company that conducted background checks on both NSA whistleblower … Continue reading

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Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security

[Translate] Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security August 1, 2014 Emil Maine 7 Comments This is an article in our first “Non Navies” Series. By Emil Maine I recently sat down with John-Clark Levin, coauthor … Continue reading

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Feds Say They Didn’t Suppress Evidence In Blackwater Case Share us on: By Brian Mahoney

[Translate] Feds Say They Didn’t Suppress Evidence In Blackwater Case By Brian Mahoney Law360, Washington (July 31, 2014, 6:23 PM ET) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday admitted to a “lapse” after failing to hand over potentially exculpatory photographs in their … Continue reading

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KBR Swings to Loss

[Translate] KBR Swings to Loss Defense Contractor Reports 20th-Consecutive Quarter of Declining Revenue By Tess Stynes July 31, 2014 9:19 a.m. ET KBR Inc. KBR +0.92% swung to a second-quarter loss as the defense contractor reported its 20th-consecutive period of … Continue reading

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Blackwater defense accuses U.S. of withholding crucial evidence for 7 years

[Translate] Blackwater defense accuses U.S. of withholding crucial evidence for 7 years Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has been accused of concealing evidence in the trial of four security guards charged with killing 14 civilians in Iraq. … Continue reading

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