Daily Archives: March 19, 2015

Piracy and the armed guard question

[Translate] Piracy and the armed guard question By Marcus Hand from Singapore One of the more controversial growth sectors in shipping has been the private security business, in particular, the use of armed guards. In the lawless waters in the … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s new battlefield: toward a regulatory regime in the United States for privately armed contractors operating at sea.

[Translate] Blackwater’s new battlefield: toward a regulatory regime in the United States for privately armed contractors operating at sea Sean Patrick Mahard Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. 47.1 (Jan. 2014): p331. http://law.vanderbilt.edu/index.aspx “[W]hen evil is the only solution, you do … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit allows Alien Tort Statute claim against Abu Ghraib contractor

[Translate] Foreign relations law – Alien Tort Statute – Fourth Circuit allows Alien Tort Statute claim against Abu Ghraib contractor Harvard Law Review. 128.5 (Mar. 2015): p1534. Case note FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW–ALIEN TORT STATUTE–FOURTH CIRCUIT ALLOWS ALIEN TORT STATUTE CLAIM … Continue reading

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Ambush and aftermath: contractors and bureaucracy on the interagency battlefield

[Translate] Ambush and aftermath: contractors and bureaucracy on the interagency battlefield  Paul Christopher  Military Review. 90.1 (January-February 2010): p117. http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/MilitaryReview [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN CONFRONTING BUREAUCRATIC OBSTACLES, common sense should override formal procedures that are in place to serve military missions. … Continue reading

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The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe

[Translate] The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe Scott Stephenson Military Review. 93.3 (May-June 2013): p86. http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/MilitaryReview/ THE BUSINESS OF WAR: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe David Parrott, Cambridge University … Continue reading

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For a fistful of dollars: it is a fact that no one has been denying

[Translate] For a fistful of dollars: it is a fact that no one has been denying: the United Nations interacts with mercenaries, although they are carefully re-named “private military companies” so as not to upset diplomatic susceptibilities Celhia de Lavarene … Continue reading

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Expanding Death Benefits, Cutting Pensions, Extra Holiday Time and More

[Translate] Expanding Death Benefits, Cutting Pensions, Extra Holiday Time and More Govexec.com. (Nov. 19, 2014): GovExec Staff Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, D-Mass., introduced H.R. 5721, the Overseas Security Personnel Fairness Act (https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5721), to allow the families of overseas federal contractors … Continue reading

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Breaking the yardstick: the dangers of market-based governance

[Translate] Breaking the yardstick: the dangers of market-based governance Don J. DeYoung Defense Horizons. .67 (May 2009): p1. Overview In the middle of the last century, America became a superpower. It happened, in part, because of a well-balanced technological partnership … Continue reading

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Private military companies within the perspective of security governance

[Translate] Private military companies within the perspective of security governance/Guvenlik yonetisimi cercevesinde ozel askeri sirketler Author(s): Burak Tangor and Haldun Yalcinkaya Source: Uluslararasi Iliskiler / International Relations. 7.25 (Spring 2010): p127. Abstract: From a governance perspective, sovereign states used to … Continue reading

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Government by contract and the structural constitution

[Translate] Government by contract and the structural constitution Author(s): Kimberly N. Brown Source: Notre Dame Law Review. 87.2 (Dec. 2011): p491. Full Text: Although private parties have performed government functions throughout most of Western history, mainstream administrative law scholarship is … Continue reading

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