Daily Archives: November 2, 2014

KBR Iraq Fraud Case Gets to Supreme Court

[Translate] KBR Iraq Fraud Case Gets to Supreme Court October 30, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court Robert MacLean isn’t the only reason the Project On Government Oversight is closely watching the Supreme Court this term. (MacLean’s oral argument is on Tuesday, November … Continue reading

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America’s Unfinished Prison in Afghanistan Is a Filthy Nightmare

[Translate]  America’s Unfinished Prison in Afghanistan Is a Filthy Nightmare Renovations incomplete after five years and $20 million Pul E Charkhi Prison, on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, is a place you don’t want to be. Once a notorious dungeon … Continue reading

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The ethics of a mercenary

[Translate] The ethics of a mercenary The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies Buy Now By James Pattison November 2nd 2014 In July 2014, the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, claimed that Ukraine wasn’t fighting … Continue reading

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Insurgency Supporters Netting Millions From Army For Incomplete Work, Fraud

[Translate] DailyCaller Insurgency Supporters Netting Millions From Army For Incomplete Work, Fraud 5:20 PM 10/30/2014 Jonah Bennett Contributor The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has issued a shocking quarterly report, detailing how the Army refuses to disbar insurgency … Continue reading

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Blackwater convictions: “The exception, not the rule” – UN expert body calls for global regulation of private security

[Translate] Blackwater convictions: “The exception, not the rule” – UN expert body calls for global regulation of private security GENEVA (27 October 2014) – Private military and security companies (PMSCs) personnel must always be held accountable for violations committed under … Continue reading

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Of men and mercenaries

[Translate] Of men and mercenaries David Pratt Foreign Editor, Sunday Herald Sunday 2 November 2014 Erik Prince likes to privatise things. Be it war, counterterrorism, securing Africa’s natural resources or fighting ebola, this former US Navy SEAL, now a billionaire, … Continue reading

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