Daily Archives: December 18, 2014

DAI CEO James Boomgard on the Alan Gross release: ‘This is a joyful day’

[Translate] DAI CEO James Boomgard on the Alan Gross release: ‘This is a joyful day’ Washington Business Journal Online By Jill R. Aitoro 18 December 2014 The CEO of an international development contractor described Wednesday as a joyful day following … Continue reading

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Alan Gross’s diplomatic escorts

[Translate] Alan Gross’s diplomatic escorts By Chad Pergram Published December 18, 2014 This Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo shows Alan Gross, second from right, with, from left, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, … Continue reading

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Alan Gross ’s letters from a Cuban prison: Hope and humor while his health was failing;

[Translate] Alan Gross ’s letters from a Cuban prison: Hope and humor while his health was failing; His health was failing, but in missives to a cousin Alan Gross maintained his wit and sense of gratitude. Washington Post.com By Ian … Continue reading

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Do Not Click On This Story About Rumored CIA-Detainee Rape By Dogs. Really, Don’t.

[Translate] Do Not Click On This Story About Rumored CIA-Detainee Rape By Dogs. Really, Don’t. by Doktor Zoom Dec 18 2:54 pm 2014 We’re not sure what’s more depressing about this story alleging that CIA torture contractors may have used … Continue reading

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Were NATO Dogs Used to Rape Afghan Prisoners at Bagram Air Base?

[Translate] Were NATO Dogs Used to Rape Afghan Prisoners at Bagram Air Base? Buried accounts of horrors in the U.S.-led war on terror raise questions about the 9,000 documents still withheld by the CIA.  December 15, 2014 After the release … Continue reading

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Private military and security companies: Implementation of Montreux document

[Translate] Private military and security companies: Implementation of Montreux document 16 December 2014 Private military and security companies: Montreux Document participants establish the Montreux Document Forum to continue working on implementation The Montreux Document reaffirms the existing obligations of states … Continue reading

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Have you contributed to the PMSCO yet?

[Translate] If you haven’t yet sent in a contribution to help support this blog please do so now.  If you need another reason why just consider the previous post Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage the House Intelligence Committee What other blog … Continue reading

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Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage the House Intelligence Committee

[Translate] December 18, 2014 Blackwater Lobbyist Will Manage the House Intelligence Committee Jeff Shockey, a lobbyist for defense contractors and Academi. He will soon lead the day to day operations of the House Intelligence Committee. Posted at 3:32 pm by … Continue reading

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Afghanistan’s New Millionaires

[Translate] Afghanistan’s New Millionaires In the U.S., wartime contracting is often associated with such names as Blackwater (now known as Academi), DynCorp International, Triple Canopy, and others, but on the ground in Afghanistan, the Pentagon depended on a small army … Continue reading

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DynCorp Subpoenaed by Watchdog in Global Probe of Worker Abuses

[Translate] DynCorp Subpoenaed by Watchdog in Global Probe of Worker Abuses By Tony Capaccio Dec 17, 2014 3:32 PM ET Save DynCorp International Inc., the State Department’s top contractor, has been subpoenaed for records outlining steps to ensure foreign workers … Continue reading

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