Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

Former U.S. Army Colonel Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements and Conflict of Interest in Connection with Helicopter Procurement Contracts

[Translate] Former U.S. Army Colonel Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements and Conflict of Interest in Connection with Helicopter Procurement Contracts   U.S. Attorney’s Office April 20, 2015 Northern District of Alabama (205) 244-2001 TUSCALOOSA—A former colonel in the U.S. … Continue reading

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The case for private militaries

[Translate] The case for private militaries Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (iStock) April 20, 2015 The news that ex-Blackwater guards received multi-decade sentences in connection with a 2007 shooting would seem to cement the popular narrative about private military contractors: rogue, out-of-control forces … Continue reading

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LONG STANDING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NSPA AND ECOLOG , NOW ALSO FOCUSED ON THE ENVIRONMENT

[Translate] LONG STANDING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NSPA AND ECOLOG , NOW ALSO FOCUSED ON THE ENVIRONMENT Press Association National Newswire 31 December 2014 05:47 DUSSELDORF, Germany, December 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NATO‘s integrated logistics service agency, the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) … Continue reading

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The Men in the Middle

[Translate] The Men in the Middle Anjali Kamat ▪ Spring 2015 “Crowd of Workers.” Sketch courtesy of Molly Crabapple.* P. Marusamy had just turned twenty-nine when I met him and his friends in early 2014 at a roadside tea shop … Continue reading

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The Killing Initiative: The Blackwater Sentences

[Translate] The Killing Initiative: The Blackwater Sentences By Binoy Kampmark Global Research, April 16, 2015 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 … Continue reading

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Africa Apartheid-era forces hired by desperate Nigeria

[Translate] Africa Apartheid-era forces hired by desperate Nigeria thetimes.co.uk By Jerome Starkey, Africa Correspondent 19 April 2015 20:01 A South African mercenary with links to some of Britain’s most infamous soldiers of fortune gave warning that Boko Haram would “regroup … Continue reading

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Detention centre interpreters need more training for ‘hazardous’ work – report

[Translate] Australia news Detention centre interpreters need more training for ‘hazardous’ work – report The Guardian By Shalailah Medhora 16 April 2015 18:06 Audit office report says the mostly female staff need more help before, during and after their work … Continue reading

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Manus Island guard stood down after posts endorsing Reclaim Australia and anti-halal views

[Translate] Australia news Manus Island guard stood down after posts endorsing Reclaim Australia and anti-halal views The Guardian By Paul Farrell 13 April 2015 04:33 Facebook posts by detention centre guard John Akrigg include article suggesting Muslims ‘can’t be Australians’ … Continue reading

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Detainees’ case against Transfield ‘too vague’

[Translate] TheNation Detainees’ case against Transfield ‘too vague’ The Australian PIA AKERMAN 18 April 2015 Detainees suing the commonwealth and Manus Island process­ing centre operators will reframe their allegations of mistreatment after Transfield sought to strike out part of the … Continue reading

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A Singular Conviction Amid the Debate on Torture and Terrorism

[Translate]  U.S. A Singular Conviction Amid the Debate on Torture and Terrorism APRIL 19, 2015 Video   Anatomy of an Interrogation The story of the first and only CIA contractor to be convicted in a torture-related case after an interrogation. … Continue reading

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