Daily Archives: May 21, 2015

Pentagon says no one should be held accountable for $34 million debacle

[Translate] Pentagon says no one should be held accountable for $34 million debacle Defense officials say decision to construct lavish facility in Afghanistan was prudent, even though it was never used By R. Jeffrey Smithemail 12:01 am, May 20, 2015 Updated: … Continue reading

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Nauru security company Transfield avoids questions on detention centre allegations

[Translate] Nauru security company Transfield avoids questions on detention centre allegations May 19, 2015 Sarah Whyte Immigration correspondent Inquiry hears of abuse on Nauru Security contractors confirm they’re aware of allegations guards on Nauru have traded sexual favours for cigarettes … Continue reading

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Australian Inquiry Hears Sexual Assault Allegations At Migrant Camp

[Translate] Australian Inquiry Hears Sexual Assault Allegations At Migrant Camp By Ritam Banati on May 21 2015 1:50 AM During the first hearing in Canberra, of the senate inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse at the Nauru migrant camp, the … Continue reading

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G4S spokesman: ‘We’re taking swift action following Rainsbrook Ofsted report’

[Translate] G4S spokesman: ‘We’re taking swift action following Rainsbrook Ofsted report’ Paul Cook  Thursday 21 May 2015 6:20 pm Young offenders are escorted by staff at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre in Willoughby (Picture: PA) Earlier this week Frances Crook of The … Continue reading

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Moody’s downgrades CFR of DynCorp Int’l to Caa2 from Caa1, outlook negative

[Translate] DynCorp International Inc. Related Research Credit Opinion: DynCorp International Inc. LGD Assessment: LGD Assessment: DynCorp International Inc. Announcement: Moody’s: Lower defense spending hits US defense services contractors to varying degrees; competitive pressures increase LGD Assessment: LGD Assessment: DynCorp International … Continue reading

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DynCorp to compete for $1.1bn US Army TACOM’s TS3 ERS contract

[Translate] DynCorp to compete for $1.1bn US Army TACOM’s TS3 ERS contract 20 May 2015 DynCorp International (DI) has been selected as one of the 20 prime contractors for the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command’s (TACOM) strategic service solutions … Continue reading

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Minister warns SA mercenaries in Nigeria

[Translate] Minister warns SA mercenaries in Nigeria May 21 2015 at 12:46pm By Siyabonga Mkhwanazi Comment on this story INDEPENDENT MEDIA Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Johannesburg – Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has issued a stern warning to South African mercenaries battling … Continue reading

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Coercion and Capital in Afghanistan: The Rise, Transformation and Fall of the Afghan Commercial Security Sector

[Translate] Coercion and Capital in Afghanistan: The Rise, Transformation and Fall of the Afghan Commercial Security Sector

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PRIVATE MILITARY AND SECURITY COMPANIES UNDER INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW: A VACUUM?

[Translate] PRIVATE MILITARY AND SECURITY COMPANIES UNDER INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW: A VACUUM?

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Special Issue: Regulating Private Maritime Security Providers

[Translate] Volume 46, Issue 2, 2015 < Prev Ocean Development & International Law Special Issue: Regulating Private Maritime Security Providers Editorial Regulating Private Maritime Security Providers Carolin Liss & Patricia Schneider pages 81-83 Published online: 19 May 2015 Articles (Re)Establishing … Continue reading

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