Daily Archives: November 19, 2014

Military Training Dilemma: To Outsource or Not?

[Translate] Military Training Dilemma: To Outsource or Not?  December 2014  By Sandra Erwin CAE offered the government of Brunei a deal it could not refuse: To build a state-of-the-art training center the Southeast Asian nation could make available to its … Continue reading

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‘Invisible Soldiers’ raises timely questions about war

[Translate] Book Nook Life & Arts ‘Invisible Soldiers’ raises timely questions about war Dayton Daily News By Vick Mickunas 16 November 2014 “President Obama has authorized the deployment of an additional 1,500 American troops to Iraq in the coming months, … Continue reading

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Lessons From Nisour Square

[Translate] Lessons From Nisour Square America 17 November 2014 Many Iraqis had come to doubt that anyone would ever be held accountable for a senseless slaughter in Baghdad in September 2007. Fourteen unarmed Iraqis were killed when private military contractors … Continue reading

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Veterans claim contractor in charge of burn pits is responsible for lung illnesses

[Translate] Veterans claim contractor in charge of burn pits is responsible for lung illnesses November 17, 2014 at 6:35 PM EST Throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, all kinds of things — batteries, paint, plastic, electronics, even whole vehicles — … Continue reading

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Oversight of Contractors’ Use of Foreign Workers in High-Risk Environments Needs to Be Strengthened

[Translate] Human Trafficking: Oversight of Contractors’ Use of Foreign Workers in High-Risk Environments Needs to Be Strengthened GAO-15-102: Published: Nov 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 2014. Highlights Recommendations View Report (PDF, 67 pages)

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Audit Faults State Dept’s Kabul Embassy Security Management

[Translate] Audit Faults State Dept’s Kabul Embassy Security Management November 17, 2014 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. A federal audit has found problems with the State Department’s oversight of security at the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan. The audit, issued November 3, … Continue reading

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Jimmy Mubenga death: plane passenger ‘saw him die’ after being restrained by G4S officers

[Translate] Jimmy Mubenga death: plane passenger ‘saw him die’ after being restrained by G4S officers getsurrey.co.uk By Amani Hughes 18 November 2014 10:52 © 2014 Trinity Mirror A security guard from Horley is one of three men standing trial for … Continue reading

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Convicted Israeli trainer of Colombia paramilitaries claims CIA ties

[Translate] Convicted Israeli trainer of Colombia paramilitaries claims CIA ties Colombia Reports By Joel Gillin 17 November 2014 Israeli mercenary Yair Klein, convicted in Colombia of training paramilitary forces, has claimed he was contracted by the CIA to train Colombians … Continue reading

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The Future of Russian Military Firms

[Translate] The Future of Russian Military Firms The St. Petersburg Times (Russia) By Alexey Eremenko 19 November 2014, PUBLISHER: The St. Petersburg Times In Soviet times, Russian military professionals worked across the globe from Cuba to Vietnam, teaching, advising and … Continue reading

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Observations on U.S. Contractor Preference

[Translate] Overseas Military Construction: Observations on U.S. Contractor Preference GAO-15-45: Published: Nov 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 2014. Highlights View Report (PDF, 29 pages) Additional Materials: Highlights Page:  (PDF, 1 page) Full Report:  (PDF, 29 pages) Contact: Brian Lepore (202) … Continue reading

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