Daily Archives: April 16, 2015

Obtained Emails Show FBI, DOJ Fought Over Charges In Blackwater Shooting Case

[Translate] by Tim Cushing Wed, Apr 15th 2015 2:38pm Obtained Emails Show FBI, DOJ Fought Over Charges In Blackwater Shooting Case from the and-nobody-won dept The DOJ and the FBI aren’t seeing eye-to-eye — and apparently haven’t for years. The … Continue reading

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Analysing Security Threats: Man vs Machine

[Translate] Analysing Security Threats: Man vs Machine The claim that in today’s information age, with open source media instantly available via mobile devices or at the desk, the ability to identify and analyse security threats before a voyage is considered … Continue reading

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The Killing Initiative

[Translate] April 16, 2015 The Blackwater Sentences The Killing Initiative by BINOY KAMPMARK The world of private defence contractors, the modern version of the fabled Condottiere without the flags and the city-state veneration, received a blow with the handing down … Continue reading

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Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy

[Translate] Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy Reuters News By Keith Wallis 3 December 2014 16:23 SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into … Continue reading

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Somali pirates face new forces as Drum Cussac sells to Ambrey Risk

[Translate] FINANCE Somali pirates face new forces as Drum Cussac sells to Ambrey Risk The Telegraph Online Alan Tovey Industry Editor 3 November 2014 14:38 Security and risk consultancy to sell anti-piracy business as it focuses on long-term work Security … Continue reading

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Ambrey Risk acquires maritime transits security division of Drum Cussac

[Translate] Ambrey Risk acquires maritime transits security division of Drum Cussac MarketLine (a Datamonitor Company), Financial Deals Tracker 7 November 2014 Deal In Brief Ambrey Risk Limited, a provider of maritime security risk management services, has acquired the maritime transits … Continue reading

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Herefordshire security firm’s global success

[Translate] Herefordshire security firm’s global success Hereford Times 11 December 2014 A HEREFORDSHIRE company playing a key role in the fight against pirates in the Indian Ocean and other global troublespots, has become one of the fastest growing companies in … Continue reading

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Dickens County rallies around man convicted of Blackwater shootings

[Translate] Dickens County rallies around man convicted of Blackwater shootings Posted: Apr 15, 2015 12:33 AM EST Updated: Apr 15, 2015 1:17 AM EST By Ashlyn Tubbs Paul Slough (Source: Associated Press) Photo provided by family Photo provided by family … Continue reading

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UN rights experts welcome Blackwater sentencing, urge greater accountability for private security

[Translate] UN rights experts welcome Blackwater sentencing, urge greater accountability for private security Photo: UNODC 14 April 2015 – The outsourcing of national security to private firms creates risks for human rights and accountability, the United Nations working group on … Continue reading

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How ISIS capitalizes on horrors of Blackwater and Abu Ghraib

[Translate] How ISIS capitalizes on horrors of Blackwater and Abu Ghraib By Lina Khatib Updated 1757 GMT (0057 HKT) April 15, 2015 Ex-Blackwater contractors sentenced for Iraq shooting 02:06 Story highlights ISIS is using past Western transgressions in Iraq to … Continue reading

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