Daily Archives: October 28, 2014

$18.5 Million Prison Renovation Remains Incomplete

[Translate] Today, SIGAR released an inspection of the Pol-i-Charkhi Prison, Afghanistan’s largest correctional facility. The report notes: –More than 5 years after renovation began, Pol-i-Charkhi prison has not been completed, and the contract with Al-Watan Construction Company (AWCC) has been … Continue reading

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Kenya denies Blackwater aviation licence

[Translate] Kenya denies Blackwater aviation licence Daily Nation By DAVID HERBLING 28 October 2014 Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) last week declined to renew the air service licence for Kijipwa Aviation – the company in which former US Navy Seal … Continue reading

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Blackwater convictions spotlight need for treaty on private security UN experts

[Translate] Blackwater convictions spotlight need for treaty on private security UN experts India Blooms News Service 28 October 2014 New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries today appealed for stronger global regulations … Continue reading

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Blackwater case exposes a murky mercenary world

[Translate] LOR Blackwater case exposes a murky mercenary world The Star 28 October 2014 It was one of the most shameful incidents in a war full of them. On September 16, 2007, employees of the private security firm once known … Continue reading

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Fox Host Glosses Over Murder Convictions While Hyping Blackwater As Solution To “Win The War”

[Translate] Fox Host Glosses Over Murder Convictions While Hyping Blackwater As Solution To “Win The War” Blog ››› 2 hours and 42 minutes ago ››› LIBBY WATSON Days after several former Blackwater guards were found guilty of violent crimes related … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince: Combative, secretive and expanding in Africa

[Translate] Checkpoint Blackwater founder Erik Prince: Combative, secretive and expanding in Africa By Dan Lamothe October 28 at 10:00 AM Follow @danlamothe Erik Prince, the founder and then-CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, appeared at a House oversight and government reform committee … Continue reading

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The whole world relies on this one U.S. company to fly Ebola patients

[Translate] The whole world relies on this one U.S. company to fly Ebola patients By Josh Hicks October 28 at 6:00 AM Follow @reporter_hicks When it comes to transporting Ebola victims by air, the world relies on just one U.S. company. Phoenix Air, a jet-charter … Continue reading

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Two Corporate Crimes and No Accountability for the Suits

[Translate] Two Corporate Crimes and No Accountability for the Suits 1, October 26, 2014 by rafflaw Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw) Weekend Contributor It never ceases to amaze me that the heads of major corporations and officers of those … Continue reading

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Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors?

[Translate] Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors? October 26, 201410:08 AM ET Weekend Edition Sunday 8 min 12 sec Playlist Download In war zones, private contractors can outnumber U.S. troops, but who controls them? NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks … Continue reading

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Bosnians Recruited to Support U.S. Military’s Fight Against Ebola in West Africa

[Translate] By Adam Moore News October 27, 2014 Bosnians Recruited to Support U.S. Military’s Fight Against Ebola in West Africa Bosnians are being recruited to support the U.S. military’s fight against Ebola in West Africa. Are U.S. and Bosnian authorities … Continue reading

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