Daily Archives: December 24, 2014

This would be an excellent time to support this blog

[Translate] Twas the night before Xmas And all through the blog Not a creature was stirring Not even a frog…   This would be an excellent time to make a contribution to help keep this blog going

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OPINION: US Hired NATO-linked Military Contractor to Train Armed Personnel in Ukraine

[Translate] OPINION: US Hired NATO-linked Military Contractor to Train Armed Personnel in Ukraine RIA Novosti РИАН 14 August 2014 10:07 MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) – The United States hired L-3 Communications, a military contractor, to train and profile armed … Continue reading

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Prince of darkness?

[Translate] Prince of darkness? U-Wire 4 December 2014 Hillsdale College ; Hillsdale, MI – opinions By Erik Prince, Hillsdale class of ’92, founder of Blackwater Worldwide, considers himself an entre­preneur, but also a patriot. In his memoir, “Civilian Warriors,” he … Continue reading

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PUBLIC OPINION FUND CONDUCTED A POLL IF RUSSIA NEEDED PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES ?

[Translate] PUBLIC OPINION FUND CONDUCTED A POLL IF RUSSIA NEEDED PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES ? WPS: Defense & Security 29 October 2014 According to the poll, 18 % of respondents are for this, 78% are against this and 4% cannot answer. … Continue reading

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On ” Military Professionalism & Private Military Contractors”/The Author Replies

[Translate] On ” Military Professionalism & Private Military Contractors”/The Author Replies Parameters Christopher Mayer; Scott L Efflandt 1 October 2014 This commentary is in response to Scott TLfflandt’s article Military Professionalism <& Private Military Contractors”published in the Summer 2014 issue … Continue reading

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U.S. Pays $3.2 Million to American Alan Gross Held Five Years by Cuba

[Translate] U.S. Pays $3.2 Million to American Alan Gross Held Five Years by Cuba The U.S. government made a $3.2 million payment to Alan Gross, the American citizen freed by Cuba after five years in prison, a spokesperson for the … Continue reading

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As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow

[Translate] As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow By Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:17am EST A Shi’ite fighter walks during an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in Balad, north … Continue reading

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Anti-ISIS Operation Gets Its Own Inspector General

[Translate] Anti-ISIS Operation Gets Its Own Inspector General By Charles S. Clark December 23, 2014 An Islamic State flag flies near the border of Turkey and Syria. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP file photo Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. military’s campaign of airstrikes … Continue reading

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Fail and prosper: how privatisation really works

[Translate] Fail and prosper: how privatisation really works Clare Sambrook 6 March 2014 Want to make £10 million and more? Become an accountant. Learn how to make austerity pay. Ruby McGregor-Smith, chief executive, Mitie (Ed Robinson/OneRedEye) Ruby earns more than … Continue reading

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