Daily Archives: January 8, 2015

Exclusive: Private Security Contractors, Fanning The Flames In Afghanistan? (AUDIO)

[Translate] Exclusive: Private Security Contractors, Fanning The Flames In Afghanistan? (AUDIO) Presence of US-backed private security in Afghanistan seems only to contribute to the ongoing violence. By Jo Erickson As the world media spotlight fixes on the Syria crisis, hidden … Continue reading

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Military Contractors, the New Peacekeepers of the 21st Century?

[Translate] Military Contractors, the New Peacekeepers of the 21st Century? by Amit R. Saksena December 31, 2014 via YoutubeOver the last 20+ years, military and security functions, previously considered inherently state functions, have been contracted to private sectors. Increased involvement … Continue reading

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US-Afghan Security Agreement: Potential Implications for Contractors

[Translate] Professionals Andrew D. Irwin Michael J. Navarre US-Afghan Security Agreement: Potential Implications for Contractors October 20, 2014 On September 30, 2014, the new government of Afghanistan signed the now nearly year old Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United … Continue reading

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Agreement includes new visa and business registration requirements for US contractors in Afghanistan

[Translate] Agreement includes new visa and business registration requirements for US contractors in Afghanistan Squire Patton Boggs Shaoul Aslan , Clark K. Ervin and David M. Tafuri Afghanistan, USA December 31 2014 Author page » US contractor employees working in … Continue reading

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400+ Companies For Security Boom in PNG

[Translate] FOCUS: 400+ Companies For Security Boom in PNG by Josua Tuwere, SUVA January 06http://fijisun.com.fj/2015/01/06/focus-400-companies-for-security-boom-in-png/ The Chaos Company is in Papua New Guinea. That’s the description given by Vanity Fair, in its April 2014 feature story on multinational security consultancy … Continue reading

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The rise of private security

[Translate] The rise of private security By Bill O’Toole   |   Monday, 05 January 2015 Combat veterans and retired police officers do not seem like the type to be found regularly inside a classroom, but lessons are a fact of life for staff … Continue reading

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3 Times As Many Honduran Private Security Agents as Police

[Translate] 3 Times As Many Honduran Private Security Agents as Police Most of the private security agents have received only a short training before receiving a weapon PrevNext Published 7 January 2015 (17 hours 23 minutes ago) In Honduras there … Continue reading

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MoJ pulls the wool over its own eyes in G4S and Serco contracts

[Translate] MoJ pulls the wool over its own eyes in G4S and Serco contracts By Ian Dunt Tuesday, 6 January 2015 9:28 AM Making the deal – but government departments don’t keep track of tendering data before negotiations Tweet No … Continue reading

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SG Urges High Court to Deny KBR War Zone Injury Cases

[Translate] SG Urges High Court to Deny KBR War Zone Injury Cases By Matt Sharp Law360, New York (January 06, 2015, 4:27 PM ET) — The U.S. Solicitor General has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny KBR Inc.’s certiorari … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Awarded Afghan Training and Mentoring Contracts

[Translate] DynCorp International Awarded Afghan Training and Mentoring Contracts Cumulative Potential Value of up to $100.7 Million January 08, 2015 08:39 AM Eastern Standard Time MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded two contracts from the U.S. Army Contracting … Continue reading

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