Daily Archives: September 2, 2014

Why Private Security Part 4

[Translate] Christopher Mayer Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at US Department of Defense Why Private Security Part 4 September 02, 2014To begin this post, I want to be clear that I do not advocate for the private security … Continue reading

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As Jury Takes Up Blackwater Massacre in Nisoor Square, a Grieving Iraqi Father Recalls Son’s Death

[Translate] Tuesday, September 2, 2014 As Jury Takes Up Blackwater Massacre in Nisoor Square, a Grieving Iraqi Father Recalls Son’s Death Jurors will begin deliberating this week in the murder and manslaughter trial of four former Blackwater operatives involved in … Continue reading

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Private security firms ‘bombarding’ UK police with contract work offers

[Translate] 20 August, 14:04 Private security firms ‘bombarding’ UK police with contract work offers Rex Features Download podcast The Chief Constable of one of Britain’s biggest police forces has revealed she is being “bombarded” with offers from private security companies … Continue reading

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Stop order against USIS could significantly slow down background checks

[Translate]   Stop order against USIS could significantly slow down background checks   The United States Investigations Services (USIS) headquarters in Falls Church, Va. A stop-work order could significantly impact the security clearance process after USIS was hacked. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) … Continue reading

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Blackwater Legacy: A Faint Memory of Nisoor Square

[Translate] Blackwater Legacy: A Faint Memory of Nisoor Square By Pete Yost, Associated Press 02 September 14 he summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives … Continue reading

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