Daily Archives: December 4, 2014

White House calls on Cuba to release Alan Gross, remove ‘impediment’ to normalizing relations

[Translate] White House calls on Cuba to release Alan Gross, remove ‘impediment’ to normalizing relations By Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau Published: December 3, 2014 Reigious groups and family members hold a vigil outside the Cuban interests Section in Washington, … Continue reading

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House Intelligence Committee preparing point-by-point response to CIA contractors on Benghazi

[Translate] December 4th, 2014 01:05 PM ET House Intelligence Committee preparing point-by-point response to CIA contractors on Benghazi By Jake Tapper Washington (CNN) – Under fire from CIA contractors who were first-hand witnesses to the events in Beghazi, Libya, on … Continue reading

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How private military services saved Sierra Leone: The contracting out of military duties came from necessity but help ensure long-lasting security

[Translate] How private military services saved Sierra Leone: The contracting out of military duties came from necessity but help ensure long-lasting security Written by Marika Josephides (1) Monday, 01 December 2014 18:15 Dismissing private military contractors as mercenaries can be … Continue reading

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Secret Footage Allegedly Shows Diamond Diggers Being Tortured in Angola

[Translate] Secret Footage Allegedly Shows Diamond Diggers Being Tortured in Angola Posted 2 December 2014 11:11 GMT A video purportedly showing employees of a private mining security company torturing two Congolese diamond diggers with a machete in Angola has raised the ire of many … Continue reading

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Liberia: Supreme Court Hears Mercenaries Appeal

[Translate] The New Dawn (Monrovia) 3 December 2014 Liberia: Supreme Court Hears Mercenaries Appeal By Winston W. Parley State and defense lawyers are expected to appear before the Supreme Court of Liberia at 9 am December 3 to debate an … Continue reading

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Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy

[Translate] Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE Wed Dec 3, 2014 4:23pm EST 1 of 3. A Spanish frigate, Blas De Lezo helicopter fires warning shots in front of a suspected pirate … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of the Billions Spent in Afghanistan

[Translate] Keeping Track of the Billions Spent in Afghanistan By Ben DiPietro Wall Street Journal The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar), John F. Sopko, is in charge of providing oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities. Mr. Sopko … Continue reading

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DynCorp Faces FCA Claims Over Kuwait Air Force Contract

[Translate] DynCorp Faces FCA Claims Over Kuwait Air Force Contract By Andrew Westney Law360, New York (December 03, 2014, 7:29 PM ET) — DynCorp International Inc. has been hit with a False Claims Act suit in California federal court by … Continue reading

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Expeditionary contracting commander gives insight

[Translate] Expeditionary contracting commander gives insight  Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 8:31 am By LARRY McCASKILL Army Contracting Command Public Affairs | 0 comments Brig. Gen. Michael Hoskin, commander of the Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, shared thoughts since assuming command Aug. … Continue reading

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Here’s How the Military Wasted Your Money in Afghanistan

[Translate] Matthew Gault on Dec 3 Here’s How the Military Wasted Your Money in Afghanistan Unfinished projects, unnecessary equipment, rampant corruption American taxpayers have spent more than $100 billion on thousands of reconstruction projects in Afghanistan—everything from new prisons, bases … Continue reading

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