Daily Archives: October 22, 2014

Obama may promise no ‘boots on the ground’ against ISIS but they are already there

[Translate] Obama may promise no ‘boots on the ground’ against ISIS but they are already there Line between contractors and military personnel fades Miranda Green 2:02 PM, Oct 22, 2014 1 hour ago Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images Pool WASHINGTON, … Continue reading

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Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges

[Translate] Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges By Jeremy Scahill @jeremyscahill Today at 12:58 PM A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing … Continue reading

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Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri

[Translate] Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri Fulloon, Mark. Social Alternatives32.1 (2013): 49-52. Abstract (summary) This article examines the current role of Private Military Companies (PMCs) which have a growing profile in international affairs. They are not a new phenomenon … Continue reading

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Baghdad Blackwater shooting verdict

[Translate] Baghdad Blackwater shooting verdict U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the District presided over a 10-week trial of four former Blackwater security guards accused of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis and injuring 17 others in one of the most … Continue reading

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A trainee bodyguard in China gets a bottle smashed across her head

[Translate] Features; Opinion Column A trainee bodyguard in China gets a bottle smashed across her head London Evening Standard By Charles Saatchi 14 August 2014, In the latest in his series on striking images, our columnist looks at the worldwide … Continue reading

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THOMPSON et al v. MISSION ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL, LLC

[Translate] THOMPSON et al v. MISSION ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL, LLC Virginia Eastern District Court, Case No. 1:14-cv-01251 District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, presiding docket://gov.uscourts.vaed.1-14-cv-01251 (What is this?)

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Lawmakers Propose Creation of Russian Mercenary Firms

[Translate] Lawmakers Propose Creation of Russian Mercenary Firms By Matthew Bodner Oct. 22 2014 16:54 Last edited 16:54 WikicommonsU.S. Army Soldiers conduct a test near Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2007. In a move inspired by the example of U.S. private military firms like … Continue reading

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More than 1,500 CIS citizens fighting in Syria as mercenaries – Antiterrorism Centre

[Translate] More than 1,500 CIS citizens fighting in Syria as mercenaries – Antiterrorism Centre ITAR-TASS World Service 22 October 2014 10:46 SYRIA: MILITANTS-CIS-CITIZENS-1 More than 1,500 CIS citizens fighting in Syria as mercenaries – Antiterrorism Centre MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Spying – How the NSA Has Turned Into a Giant Profit Center for Corrupt Insiders

[Translate] It’s Not Just Spying – How the NSA Has Turned Into a Giant Profit Center for Corrupt Insiders Dear NSA Employees, You Now Have a Green Light to Loot and Pillage by Michael Krieger | Liberty Blitzkrieg | October 21, … Continue reading

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Watchdog Suggests Review of Major Contractor

[Translate] U.S. News: Watchdog Suggests Review of Major Contractor The Wall Street Journal By Dion Nissenbaum 21 October 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Monday made a rare recommendation that the Department of Homeland Security consider stripping … Continue reading

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