Daily Archives: August 18, 2014

Japanese national feared captured by militants in Syria

[Translate] “The video can be seen at the website of Tokyo-based private military firm PMC (Private Military Company), which lists Yukawa as its chief executive, who is shown beside some right-wing Japanese activists in pictures on the site, according to … Continue reading

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City Diary: G4S struggles to sell Guantanamo Bay gatekeeper

[Translate] City Diary: G4S struggles to sell Guantanamo Bay gatekeeper The G4S division that this week won a £70m contract to provide “custodial” services at the Guantanamo Bay naval base is subject to an “ongoing sale process”. G4S’s wholly owned … Continue reading

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KBR Fights Review of Document Privilege

[Translate] Andrew Ramonas, Corporate Counsel August 14, 2014 John Elwood.Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ Lawyers for Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. are fighting back against a petition for a full federal appeals court in Washington to hear a dispute over … Continue reading

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Taxpayer funds spared as judge tosses lawsuit from Iraq war contractor KBR

[Translate] Taxpayer funds spared as judge tosses lawsuit from Iraq war contractor KBR Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, warns that Section 702 programs can amount to warrantless “backdoor searches” of Americans’ communications/ (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) more > By Jim … Continue reading

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KBR asks Supreme Court to determine whether soldiers can sue over war-zone events

[Translate] KBR asks Supreme Court to determine whether soldiers can sue over war-zone events Lawyers for Oregon soldiers said this photo, taken by an Indiana Guard soldier, shows bags of sodium dichromate piled high at Qarmat Ali in 2003. KBR’s … Continue reading

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Expendables Wanted: How to Hire an Actual Mercenary

[Translate] Expendables Wanted: How to Hire an Actual Mercenary Leslie GornsteinAug 15, 2014 The Expendables 3 finds Sylvester Stallone and his fellow action stars emeriti once again deputized by the CIA to perform some off-the-books black ops, this time in Somalia, … Continue reading

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Mercenaries, Extremists Become Major Balkans Export

[Translate] Monday, August 18, 2014 Mercenaries, Extremists Become Major Balkans Export Kosovo police officers escort a man suspected of having fought with Islamist insurgents in Syria and Iraq as they arrive at a court in Pristina on August 12. Related … Continue reading

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Task Force on Contractor Logistics in Support of Contingency Operations Final Report

[Translate] Task Force on Contractor Logistics in Support of Contingency Operations Final Report 17 Jun 14

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For DynCorp, 2014 may end up as a year to forget

[Translate] For DynCorp, 2014 may end up as a year to forget In this 2006 file photo, U.S. police officers are trained by DynCorp in Fredericksburg, Va., in preparation for training police in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) … Continue reading

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