Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nisour Square Revisited

[Translate] Weekend Edition October 24-26, 2014 Justice Discouraged, Denied, Disparaged Nisour Square Revisited by NORMAN POLLACK Because of the jury finding of guilty for four Blackwater contractors responsible for 17 civilian deaths in Nisour Square, Baghdad on September 16, 2007, … Continue reading

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Straining ‘hearts and minds’ – the problem with private militaries

[Translate] Straining ‘hearts and minds’ – the problem with private militaries 28 October 2014    Berenice Baker Governments often recruit private military and security companies to bolster regular troops and support services, and they were used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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Erik Prince Blames Blackwater Murders On Lefties

[Translate] Follow Erik Prince Blames Blackwater Murders On Lefties 24,101 Expand Erik Prince, the diminutive Blackwater founder, knows why four of his ex-employees were just convicted of murdering Iraqi civilians with machine guns: the goddamn anti-war hippies.

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The uphill battle against impunity for business-related human rights abuses

[Translate] The uphill battle against impunity for business-related human rights abuses Sif Thorgeirsson, Manager, Corporate Legal Accountability Project, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Last week a US jury returned a guilty verdict in a criminal case against four former … Continue reading

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After $18M, US Halts Work on Half-Renovated Prison in Afghanistan

[Translate] SIGAR Charles S. Clark Government Executive  October 28, 2014 After $18M, US Halts Work on Half-Renovated Prison in Afghanistan Afghanistan Inspector General A five-year-old State Department effort to upgrade Afghanistan’s largest prison has been halted with only half the contracted … Continue reading

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DynCorp Slammed Over Bid To Escape Afghan Deal Dispute

[Translate] DynCorp Slammed Over Bid To Escape Afghan Deal Dispute Share us on: By Daniel Wilson Law360, Washington (October 27, 2014, 6:09 PM ET) — C3PO International Ltd. on Monday hit back at DynCorp International LLC’s bid to escape a … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s Erik Prince Talks Fighting Ebola, ISIS, and Bad Press

[Translate] Foreign Policy The Cable Blackwater’s Erik Prince Talks Fighting Ebola, ISIS, and Bad Press BY Justine Drennan OCTOBER 28, 2014 – 05:32 PM As he pitched his plan last week to fight Ebola with military contractors, Blackwater founder Erik … Continue reading

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Profiting from intelligence community failure

[Translate] Published: October 27, 2014 5:20 a.m. Profiting from intelligence community failure Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Army’s troubled $5 billion intelligence fusion network has been a source of lucrative contracts for companies whose employees once worked for the Army, … Continue reading

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GAO Upholds Geospatial Intelligence Award to Harris

[Translate] GAO Upholds Geospatial Intelligence Award to Harris By Mike Gruss | Oct. 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Government Accountability Office has rejected a protest by Boeing Intelligence Systems Group of Springfield, Virginia, of an approximately $160 million contract … Continue reading

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$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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