Daily Archives: May 28, 2015

The Privatisation of Military and Security Functions and Human Rights: Comments on the UN Working Group’s Draft Convention

[Translate] The Privatisation of Military and Security Functions and Human Rights: Comments on the UN Working Group’s Draft Convention

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Stop Privatizing War

[Translate] Stop Privatizing War May 13, 2015 The history of armed conflict from the earliest records to modern times has featured hired soldiers – mercenaries or forces loyal to a patron – that fight for pay or other rewards rather … Continue reading

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The Fight Against Boko Haram: Are PMC’s the Best Option?

[Translate] The Fight Against Boko Haram: Are PMC’s the Best Option? May 10, 2015 by Kevin Hempstead | Kevin Hempstead Although far from a new debate, reports in March confirmed that Nigeria had been using private military companies (PMC) in its … Continue reading

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Robust UN Peacekeeping and Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate] Robust UN Peacekeeping and Private Military and Security Companies May 4th, 2015 By  Darja Schildknecht The United Nations, functioning as the world’s main keeper for international peace and security, deployed its first United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in 1948 to … Continue reading

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How Private Contractors Have Created a Shadow NSA

[Translate] How Private Contractors Have Created a Shadow NSA A new cybersecurity elite moves between government and private practice, taking state secrets with them. Tim Shorrock May 27, 2015   |    This article appeared in the June 15, 2015 edition … Continue reading

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New bill arms security contractors in federal buildings

[Translate] New bill arms security contractors in federal buildings Andy Medici, Staff Writer 1:23 p.m. EDT May 26, 2015 FPS would be able to authorize its contractors to carry firearms nationwide, instead of following current laws in each state. (Photo: … Continue reading

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Use Mercenaries Against ISIS

[Translate] May 26, 2015 Letters Use Mercenaries Against ISIS With the world involved in a very unconventional war, nations against terrorist organizations, is it time for unconventional tactics to be adopted by the free world? I remember as a fighter … Continue reading

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Mercenaries could transform the fight against Isis – if we let them

[Translate] Mercenaries could transform the fight against Isis – if we let them Private military contractors have a bad name, but a great record against the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria 29 Comments Colin Freeman 30 May 2015 Listen Last Sunday … Continue reading

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Behavior of Military Lawyer in Boondoggle HQ Inquiry Under Scrutiny

[Translate] Behavior of Military Lawyer in Boondoggle HQ Inquiry Under Scrutiny Several U.S. Senators and military lawyers say they are concerned by Col. Norm Allen’s attempts to thwart an investigation into why the U.S. Military built an unneeded luxury headquarters … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act does not apply to civil claims; ruling may also mean more criminal prosecutions

[Translate] Supreme Court: Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act does not apply to civil claims; ruling may also mean more criminal prosecutions Government Contracts Alert (US) 8 MAY 2015 By: Tara M. Lee Courtney Gilligan Saleski Jonathan W. Haray This week, … Continue reading

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