Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Pragmatism and Effective Fragmented Governance: Comparing Trajectories in Small Arms and Military and Security Services

[Translate] Pragmatism and Effective Fragmented Governance: Comparing Trajectories in Small Arms and Military and Security Services

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Commissary privatization stokes concern among critics

[Translate] Commissary privatization stokes concern among critics By Karen Jowers, Staff writer 3:08 p.m. EDT June 4, 2015 (Photo: Defense Commissary Agency) 36 CONNECT 14 TWEET 8 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Obama administration has joined the growing chorus of critics of a … Continue reading

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Security Inc.: Privatising Internal Security in Post-Communist Poland

[Translate] Security Inc.: Privatising Internal Security in Post-Communist Poland

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PMSCs and the Regulatory Environment in Iraq Post-2011

[Translate] 4 June 2015 PMSCs and the Regulatory Environment in Iraq Post-2011 How have tighter government regulations and corporate demands affected the private military and security companies (PMSCs) operating in Iraq? Jason Ireland and Caroline Varin believe that the modus … Continue reading

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Former guard on Nauru details allegations against ‘corrupt and incompetent’ Wilson Security

[Translate] Former guard on Nauru details allegations against ‘corrupt and incompetent’ Wilson Security By the National Reporting Team’s Lisa Main Photo: Safety concerns remain for the 488 refugees who have been settled on Nauru. (Supplied) Related Story: Moss report into … Continue reading

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G4S to ban phones in AGM in bid to prevent rerun of filmed protests

[Translate] G4S to ban phones in AGM in bid to prevent rerun of filmed protests The Guardian By Shane Hickey 3 June 2015 15:57 Security group will stop media and shareholders taking smartphones in after protests were filmed from inside … Continue reading

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The first Americans to fight the Nazis revealed: How misfits including taxi driver, Mormon and make-up artist risked arrest by the US to join Britain’s air force in 1940 – and ended 150 years of frosty relations

[Translate] EXCLUSIVE: The first Americans to fight the Nazis revealed: How misfits including taxi driver, Mormon and make-up artist risked arrest by the US to join Britain’s air force in 1940 – and ended 150 years of frosty relations Mail … Continue reading

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This Guy From Baltimore is Raising a Christian Army to Fight ISIS…What Could Go Wrong?

[Translate] In late February, a Baltimore-born, self-proclaimed freedom fighter named Matthew VanDyke beamed into Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News show from Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region. A few days earlier, he had announced on Facebook that he was … Continue reading

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