Daily Archives: April 1, 2015

Privateers! Their History and Future

[Translate] Fletcher Security Review Vol.2 no.1 Privateers!  Their History and Future Alexander Tabarrok / Alex Nowrasteh 28 January 2015

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Fiji, the war in Iraq, and the privatisation of Pacific island security

[Translate] Fiji, the war in Iraq, and the privatisation of Pacific island security “Fiji, the war in Iraq, and the privatisation of Pacific island security”, APSNet Policy Forum, April 06, 2006, http://nautilus.org/apsnet/0611a-maclellan-html/ Introduction Australian journalist Nic Maclellan reports that over … Continue reading

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The social structure of the market for force

[Translate] The social structure of the market for force Ulrich Petersohn University of Liverpool, Roxby Building, Liverpool L69 7ZT, UK. Email: U.Petersohn@liverpool.ac.uk Abstract Over the past two decades, governments have increasingly contracted private military and security companies (PMSCs) to support … Continue reading

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Private Military & Security Companies: A Review Essay

[Translate] Parameters Summer 2014 Private Contractors & Military Professionals Private Military & Security Companies: A Review Essay Birthe Anders Abstract: Research in private military and security companies has matured over the last fifteen years. This essay reviews past research and … Continue reading

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The Private Military Industrial Complex – Extending Conflict Duration and Quality – THe Cost of Using Private Military Contractors

[Translate] University of Colorado, Boulder CU Scholar Undergraduate Honors Theses Honors Program Spring 2013 The Private Military Industrial Complex – Extending Conflict Duration and Quality – THe Cost of Using Private Military Contractors Casey Moher University of Colorado Boulder Recommended … Continue reading

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Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century

[Translate] Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century (LSE International Studies Series) Hardcover – October 29, 2014 by Caroline Varin (Author) This book assesses the use of ‘mercenaries’ by states, and their … Continue reading

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Government knew of abuse on Nauru months before it acted, staff to allege

[Translate] Government knew of abuse on Nauru months before it acted, staff to allege Current and former workers at asylum seeker detention centre are prepared to tell Senate inquiry that the government was aware of abuse before Moss report A … Continue reading

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Defense of Freedom Medals and the War Hazards Comp Act

[Translate] Defense of Freedom Medals and the War Hazards Comp Act Written by Jon Robinson, March 26, 2015, Too few Defense of Freedom Medals are awarded to deserving contractors. Far too few. When a civilian or military contractor is killed … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Inc.’s Parent Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2014

[Translate] DynCorp International Inc.’s Parent Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2014 Fourth quarter revenue $508.3 million; 2014 revenue of $2,252.3 million Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $7.1 million; 2014 Adjusted EBITDA of $109.0 million Fourth quarter … Continue reading

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PMSCs and the Regulatory Environment in Iraq Post-2011

[Translate] Image ID: 214198807 available at Shutterstock.com Download article in PDF Issue 9:1 By Jason Ireland and Caroline Varin 03/09/2015 PMSCs and the Regulatory Environment in Iraq Post-2011 ABSTRACT: This article explores the security demands and regulatory changes in Iraq since 2011 … Continue reading

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