Monthly Archives: March 2015

KBR Whistleblower In Iraq FCA Case Sent To Arbitration

[Translate] KBR Whistleblower In Iraq FCA Case Sent To Arbitration By Michael Macagnone Law360, Washington (March 30, 2015, 4:28 PM ET) — An Illinois federal judge on Monday pushed a whistleblower into arbitration and out of a False Claims Act … Continue reading

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Private Security Companies and Shared Responsibility: The Turn to Multistakeholder Standard-Setting and Monitoring through Self-Regulation-‘Plus’

[Translate] Private Security Companies and Shared Responsibility: The Turn to Multistakeholder Standard-Setting and Monitoring through Self-Regulation-‘Plus’

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Commercial Military Service Providers as Actors in Public Administration

[Translate] Commercial Military Service Providers as Actors in Public Administration Added by Mikko Räkköläinen Abstract: This paper examines the typical ways in which commercial military service providers (CMSPs) influence the government agencies purchasing their services. During the last 20 years … Continue reading

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“A good one though rather for the foreign market”: mercenary writing and Scott’s Quentin Durward

[Translate] “A good one though rather for the foreign market”: mercenary writing and Scott’s Quentin Durward  Erik Simpson  Studies in Romanticism. 48.4 (Winter 2009): p667. The Mercenary Context: Machiavelli, Ferguson, Smith IN THE PRINCE (1513), NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI SETS OUT PRINCIPLES … Continue reading

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An empire within an empire: William Dalrymple is uncomfortably reminded of the astonishing savagery by which the East India Company maintained the Raj throughout the 19th century

[Translate] An empire within an empire: William Dalrymple is uncomfortably reminded of the astonishing savagery by which the East India Company maintained the Raj throughout the 19th century William Dalrymple Spectator. 327.9733 (Mar. 14, 2015): p38. The Tears of the … Continue reading

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Title: “I (won’t) follow you”: the misguided, and dangerous, interpretation of constitutional extraterritoriality in United States v. Ali

[Translate] Title: “I (won’t) follow you”: the misguided, and dangerous, interpretation of constitutional extraterritoriality in United States v. Ali  Isaac D. Chaput Washington University Law Review. 91.5 (July 2014): p1293. Not only is United States citizenship a “high privilege,” it … Continue reading

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Modern warfare: Armed groups, private militaries, humanitarian organizations, and the law

[Translate] Benjamin Perrin, ed.: Modern warfare: Armed groups, private militaries, humanitarian organizations, and the law Kai Chen International Journal. 69.3 (Sept. 2014): p461. http://www.internationaljournal.ca/Home/Home.html Benjamin Perrin, ed. Modern warfare: Armed groups, private militaries, humanitarian organizations, and the law Vancouver: UBC … Continue reading

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Privatizing defence services: alternate service delivery is here to stay

[Translate] Privatizing defence services: alternate service delivery is here to stay David Pugliese Esprit de Corps. 20.2 (Mar. 2013): p8. http://www.espritdecorps.ca/ It’s been almost two decades since the Canadian Forces started down the road of what is sometimes called alternative … Continue reading

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Pitfalls of the A-76 process. (Pressures of a Shrinking Budget)

[Translate] Pitfalls of the A-76 process. (Pressures of a Shrinking Budget) William A. Cunningham, III and Justin W. Lavadour Air Force Journal of Logistics. 25.4 (Winter 2001): p1. http://www.aflma.hq.af.mil/lgj/Afjlhome.html Outsourcing proponents have always pointed out its benefits–lower costs and the … Continue reading

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In Carter We Trust?

[Translate] In Carter We Trust? March 24, 2015The Project On Government Oversight has long voiced concerns about the cost of service contracts and the potential waste of billions of dollars. Service contract spending accounts for 63 percent of the $445 billion spent … Continue reading

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