Daily Archives: June 24, 2015

America’s Useless Torture Statute: How the USA PATRIOT Act and Special Maritime Jurisdiction Can Be Used to Circumvent the Federal Prohibition on Torture

[Translate] America’s Useless Torture Statute: How the USA PATRIOT Act and Special Maritime Jurisdiction Can Be Used to Circumvent the Federal Prohibition on Torture

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James Bond, Inc.: Private Contractors and Covert Action

[Translate] James Bond, Inc.: Private Contractors and Covert Action

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Power, Law, and the End of Privateering

[Translate] Power, Law, and the End of Privateering Hattendorf, John B Naval War College Review 04-01-2015 Lemnitzer, Jan Martin. Power, Law, and the End of Privateering. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 254pp. $95 Jan Martin Lemnitzer has made a very … Continue reading

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Obstinate and Audacious

[Translate] Obstinate and Audacious McCranie, Kevin D Naval History 04-01-2014 The American privateer Prince de Neufchatel bedeviled the British in the War of 1812, repeatedly outrunning pursuers and fighting back when cornered. The British frigate Endymion was coasting through the … Continue reading

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YES, PRIVATEERS MATTERED

[Translate] YES, PRIVATEERS MATTERED Leiner, Frederick C Naval History 04-01-2014 History is ill-served by a peculiar recent trend to downplay the significance of American privateering in the War of 1812. When the United States went to war against Britain in … Continue reading

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SECURITY SECTOR REFORM IN SOUTH SUDAN: IDENTIFYING ROLES FOR PRIVATE MILITARY AND SECURITY COMPANIES

[Translate] SECURITY SECTOR REFORM IN SOUTH SUDAN: IDENTIFYING ROLES FOR PRIVATE MILITARY AND SECURITY COMPANIES Portada, Robert A; Riley, John H; Gambone, Michael D Journal of Third World Studies 10-01-2014 INTRODUCTION SEEKING SECURITY IN THE NEWEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD … Continue reading

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INAVY Logo PAE: A-T SOLUTIONS ACQUISITION WILL BOLSTER COMPANY’S PENTAGON WORK

[Translate] PAE: A-T SOLUTIONS ACQUISITION WILL BOLSTER COMPANY’S PENTAGON WORK Inside the Navy 8 June 2015 The acquisition of A-T Solutions, which made its name training the military on how to counter roadside bombs, will expand PAE’s work with the … Continue reading

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Detention centre company’s gift of boxing ring to Manus Island in poor taste after bashing death, refugee activists say

[Translate] Detention centre company’s gift of boxing ring to Manus Island in poor taste after bashing death, refugee activists say By Papua New Guinea correspondent Liam Cochrane Updated yesterday at 10:43pm Photo: Refugee activists say the donation of a boxing … Continue reading

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Ghana government allows private security on vessels

[Translate] Ghana government allows private security on vessels The Ghanaian government has granted a British private security company (PSC) the licence to have armed guards on board vessels. From the end of June 2015, Watchwood Resources Ltd (WRL) will be … Continue reading

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Cyberattack on USIS may have hit even more government agencies

[Translate]   Cyberattack on USIS may have hit even more government agencies By Christian Davenport June 23 at 5:44 PM Follow @_chrisdavenport Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has asked for contractors to appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government … Continue reading

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