Daily Archives: October 27, 2014

Caught in the crossfire – crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio

[Translate] Caught in the crossfire – crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio By Michael Grey from London There is widespread outrage at the failure of the Indian authorities to release the 35 personnel arrested aboard the floating armoury Seaman Guard … Continue reading

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Who’s Going to Get Rich Fighting the Islamic State?

[Translate] Argument Who’s Going to Get Rich Fighting the Islamic State? Obama’s small war means big profits — and little oversight — for defense contractors and hired guns. BY William D. Hartung OCTOBER 27, 2014 Erik Prince has an idea. … Continue reading

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Senator says he’ll ‘get to the bottom’ of vehicle-shipping problems

[Translate] Senator says he’ll ‘get to the bottom’ of vehicle-shipping problems By Mike Fitzgerald Belleville News-Democrat Published: October 26, 2014 Related Subcontractor wants out of POV shipping contract; hearing set for Thursday Senator seeks answers to servicemembers’ vehicle shipment woes … Continue reading

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Former Army Contracting Official Sentenced to Four Years in Prison in Bribery and Kickback Scheme Defendant Accepted More Than $490,000 in Benefits from Companies he Helped Win Favorable Treatment and Government Contracts

[Translate] Former Army Contracting Official Sentenced to Four Years in Prison in Bribery and Kickback Scheme Defendant Accepted More Than $490,000 in Benefits from Companies he Helped Win Favorable Treatment and Government Contracts U.S. Attorney’s Office October 24, 2014 District … Continue reading

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DHS Expects to Outsource Employment Verification Checks to the Cloud

[Translate] DHS Expects to Outsource Employment Verification Checks to the Cloud Andrea Danti/Shutterstock.com By Aliya Sternstein 4:00 AM ET 2 Comments The Department of Homeland Security plans to try a novel identity check model that lets citizens put a freeze on … Continue reading

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Four Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Baghdad Killings

[Translate] Four Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Baghdad Killings by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog October 25th, 2014 Blackwater convoy in Iraq. Photo courtesy Robert Young Pelton. A federal jury has found three former Blackwater contractors guilty of manslaughter and a fourth … Continue reading

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The Rule of Law Triumphs — Sort of — in the USA

[Translate] First Published: 2014-10-25 The Rule of Law Triumphs — Sort of — in the USA The long quest for accountability for the mayhem and mass suffering that resulted from the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 is not only … Continue reading

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The Blackwater trial: A shameful case exposes a murky world

[Translate] The Blackwater trial: A shameful case exposes a murky world Out of America: The Blackwater trial of US mercenaries who killed civilians in Iraq highlights the role of ‘private security’ in modern wars Rupert Cornwell Sunday 26 October 2014 … Continue reading

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Chairman Menendez Releases Report on “Afghanistan in Transition: The U.S. Civilian Presence and Assistance Post-2014”

[Translate] Chairman Menendez Releases Report on “Afghanistan in Transition: The U.S. Civilian Presence and Assistance Post-2014” Press Contact:  adam_sharon@foreign.senate.gov Monday, October 27, 2014 Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released a … Continue reading

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Blackwater Provided Lessons in How to Deal With Contractors

[Translate] Blackwater Provided Lessons in How to Deal With Contractors Kateri Carmola runs a consulting firm assisting security companies with compliance and human rights due diligence. She is the author of “Private Military Contractors and New Wars: Risk, Law & Ethics.” … Continue reading

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