Daily Archives: October 9, 2014

Company wins new contracts despite federal probe

[Translate] Company wins new contracts despite federal probe Oct. 9, 2014 – 09:00AM   | Lynn Tilton is the founder of the private equity firm Patriarch Partners, which owns MD Helicopters of Mesa, Arizona, and dozens of other companies. The Justice … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Awarded Option Year on War Reserve Materiel Program Valued at $80.3 Million

[Translate] DynCorp International Awarded Option Year on War Reserve Materiel Program Valued at $80.3 Million October 09, 2014 03:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Air Force has chosen DynCorp International (DI) to continue managing War Reserve Materiel … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera English segment on Blackwater trial, Sep. 2, 2014 – Interviewee, David Isenberg

[Translate] See segment here David Isenberg, interviewee US jury to rule in Blackwater trial Jury to decide on fate of contractors from private security firm accused of killing 14 Iraqis seven years ago. Last updated: 03 Sep 2014 13:56 After … Continue reading

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New Day for Private Security in Afghanistan

[Translate] New Day for Private Security in Afghanistan Paul McLeary   The US Central Command and US Forces Afghanistan are on the lookout for a private security contractor that might be able to field up to 600 security guards to … Continue reading

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The Price of Privatizing War

[Translate] Posted: October 9, 2014 Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni is senior editor for books at strategy+business. He also blogs at Reading, Writing re: Management. The Price of Privatizing War My experience with mercenaries extends about as far as Abbott and Costello in … Continue reading

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