Daily Archives: February 15, 2015

PRIVATE MILITARY FORCES: A NEW THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL STABILITY?

[Translate] PRIVATE MILITARY FORCES: A NEW THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL STABILITY?

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The mercenary moniker: Condemnations, contradictions and the politics of definition

[Translate] Security Dialogue April 2014 vol. 45 no. 2 174-191 The mercenary moniker: Condemnations, contradictions and the politics of definition Aaron Ettinger 1.      Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada Email: aaron.ettinger@queensu.ca Abstract Despite considerable efforts, the concept of … Continue reading

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After the gold rush: Corporate Warriors and The Market for Force revisited

[Translate] After the gold rush: Corporate Warriors and The Market for Force revisited Author(s): Aaron Ettinger International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p559. Abstract In the mid-1990s, unprecedented interventions by private companies specializing in the delivery of military muscle and know-how … Continue reading

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The future of US military contracting: current trends and future implications

[Translate] The future of US military contracting: current trends and future implications Author(s): Molly Dunigan International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p510. Abstract With the drawdown of US troops from both Iraq and Afghanistan, questions abound regarding the role of private … Continue reading

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Reframing the anti-mercenary norm: private military and security companies and mercenarism

[Translate] Reframing the anti-mercenary norm: private military and security companies and mercenarism   Author(s): Ulrich Petersohn Source: International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p475. COPYRIGHT 2014 Canadian International Council Abstract Since the nineteenth century, the anti-mercenary norm has prohibited violent market … Continue reading

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Private Insecurity

[Translate] Private Insecurity By admin Posted December 30, 2014 Video: Afghan security contractors undermine the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — When a commercial convoy hauling supplies for U.S. and NATO bases came under attack from Taliban insurgents in the … Continue reading

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Department of State critized for not implementing accountability initiatives for Private Military Contractors

[Translate] Department of State critized for not implementing accountability initiatives for Private Military Contractors Post Date: January 12, 2015 Despite the volume of accountability initiatives and the involvement of various governmental bodies, it is still unclear what will guide the … Continue reading

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Contemporary military contracting and the future: teeth, tails, and concerns

[Translate] Contemporary military contracting and the future: teeth, tails, and concerns Author(s): Christopher Spearin Source: International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p470. Full Text: Since the start of the twenty-first century, military contractors such as Blackwater (now named Academi), Kellogg, Brown … Continue reading

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Triple Canopy JV NSPS Receives Second Commendable DOE Performance Rating

[Translate] Triple Canopy JV NSPS Receives Second Commendable DOE Performance Rating OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — National Strategic Protective Services, LLC (NSPS), a joint venture of Triple Canopy, Inc. and Securiguard, Inc., is pleased to announce that it … Continue reading

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Ex-Blackwater Snipers Want 4th Circ. To Revive FCA Suit

[Translate] Ex-Blackwater Snipers Want 4th Circ. To Revive FCA Suit By Matt Sharp Law360, New York (February 11, 2015, 6:00 PM ET) — Two former Blackwater contractors said Tuesday they plan to appeal the dismissal of their False Claims Act … Continue reading

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