Monthly Archives: December 2014

A short response to Adam White

[Translate] BSC Policing Network Connecting Policing Researchers In The UK And Beyond December 20, 2014 by mljones1 A short response to Adam White I don’t dispute any of Adam White’s “5 reasons why it’s difficult to privatise the police”. But if … Continue reading

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Malta’s all-but-forgotten role in the US rendition and torture programme

[Translate] Malta’s all-but-forgotten role in the US rendition and torture programme David Lindsay Thursday, 25 December 2014, 15:30 Last update: about 1 day ago Malta’s role in the Central Intelligence Agency’s highly controversial practice of extraordinary rendition may not feature … Continue reading

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Contract Award: $17M for Integrated Logistics Support Services in Afghanistan

[Translate] Contract Award: $17M for Integrated Logistics Support Services in Afghanistan Post Date: 41 mins ago | Category: Contract Award Activity According to the Department of Defense (DoD)—SENTEL, Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a $17,232,741 contract for integrated logistics support services … Continue reading

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Fight Against ISIS Gets Independent Watchdog as McCaskill’s Wartime Contracting Reforms Kick-in

[Translate] Fight Against ISIS Gets Independent Watchdog as McCaskill’s Wartime Contracting Reforms Kick-in Senator’s landmark legislation that overhauled wartime contracting practices requires designation of Inspector General to guard against waste, fraud, abuse of taxpayer dollars overseas Tuesday, December 23, 2014 … Continue reading

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Veterans as Mercenaries And Private Contractors

[Translate] Veterans as Mercenaries And Private Contractors Being paid to fight for a foreign cause is legal, but if you’re injured or captured, don’t count on Uncle Sam to save you.   Mercenaries or privately paid soldiers (contractors) have been … Continue reading

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Did U.S. private security contractors engage with ISIS in Anbar last week?

[Translate] Did U.S. private security contractors engage with ISIS in Anbar last week? By J.E. Dyer on December 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm Private security contractors fight in Iraq in 2004. (Image via UK Telegraph) Spare a prayer, if you … Continue reading

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Inside the Occupation of Haiti

[Translate] Weekend Edition December 26-28, 2014 Reconstitution of Tontons Macoutes and Their Fusion With MINUSTAH Inside the Occupation of Haiti by DADY CHERY The peaceful territory of Haiti, which has the lowest crime rate in the Caribbean, is occupied by … Continue reading

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Military Infrastructure, Logistics Market Posts Modest Growth

[Translate] Military Infrastructure, Logistics Market Posts Modest Growth Friday, December 26, 2014 | PR Newswire ReportsnReports.com announces Global Military Infrastructure and Logistics Market 2015-2019 and Global Military Helicopter MRO Market 2014-2018–a new research report additions to their store. The report … Continue reading

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“Distancing Acts:” Private Mercenaries and the War on Terror in American Foreign Policy

[Translate] The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 52, No. 1, December 29, 2014. “Distancing Acts:” Private Mercenaries and the War on Terror in American Foreign Policy Jeremy Kuzmarov “I do this job for the opportunity to kill the enemies of … Continue reading

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Here’s The Part Of Alan Gross’ Story That Obama Hasn’t Been Talking About

[Translate] Here’s The Part Of Alan Gross’ Story That Obama Hasn’t Been Talking About FactCheck.org  |  By Robert Farley Posted: 12/24/2014 11:39 am EST Updated: 12/24/2014 11:59 am EST The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In accounts from both … Continue reading

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