Daily Archives: June 25, 2015

The fight-back against Boko Haram’s reign of terror

[Translate] The fight-back against Boko Haram’s reign of terror Use of Private Military Contractors STTEP International in the fight against Boko Haram was justified by Nigerian security forces’ inability to quell the insurgency independently. Dan Holmes in International 23 Jun … Continue reading

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Government still paying G4S and Serco millions for tagging despite ban

[Translate] Government still paying G4S and Serco millions for tagging despite ban Two firms which faced criminal investigations over alleged overcharging received £13.2m between them after losing contract, analysis shows Electronic monitoring tags are used to enforce curfews on more … Continue reading

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The $80 Million Fake Bomb-Detector Scam—and the People Behind It

[Translate] June 24, 2015 12:40 pm The $80 Million Fake Bomb-Detector Scam—and the People Behind It Left: a collection of confiscated fraudulent bomb detectors. Right: James McCormick, an architect of the scam, arriving for his sentencing in London on three … Continue reading

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Inquiry into Afghan Power Plant, $335 Million USAID-Investment in Danger of Being Wasted

[Translate] Inquiry into Afghan Power Plant, $335 Million USAID-Investment in Danger of Being Wasted Today, SIGAR published an inquiry into the Tarakhil Power Plant outside of Kabul. The letter inquires as to the power plant’s ability to supply Kabul with … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Chairman and CEO of Blackwater, Erik Prince

[Translate] A Conversation with the Chairman and CEO of Blackwater, Erik Prince Charlie Rose The Charlie Rose Show 10-15-2007 CHARLIE ROSE, HOST: Welcome to the broadcast. Tonight, Erik Prince. He is the CEO and founder and chairman of Blackwater. He … Continue reading

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WAR ON TERROR, INC.: CORPORATE PROFITEERING FROM THE POLITICS OF FEAR

[Translate] WAR ON TERROR, INC.: CORPORATE PROFITEERING FROM THE POLITICS OF FEAR Buffton, Deborah D International Journal on World Peace 09-01-2011 WAR ON TERROR, INC.: CORPORATE PROFITEERING FROM THE POLITICS OF FEAR Solomon Hughes New York, Verso, 2007 262 pages, … Continue reading

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Markets, Privatization, and Corruption

[Translate] Markets, Privatization, and Corruption Satz, Debra Social Research 12-01-2013 in recent decades, market provision has replaced or partially substituted for government provision in many arenas. During the 1970s and 1980s in the United States and in some European countries, … Continue reading

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EU working to outsource medical, logistics support for military missions

[Translate] EU working to outsource medical, logistics support for military missions Tigner, Brooks Jane’s Defence Weekly 10-15-2014 European Union (EU) military planners are looking towards outsourcing some medical, logistical, and support functions for EU-led military and civil security missions as … Continue reading

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Operation Rent Seeking

[Translate] Operation Rent Seeking Lofgren, Mike Washington Monthly 03-01-2015 Operation Rent Seeking How the war on terrorism became a business model. Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War by James Risen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 304 pp. In present-day America’s … Continue reading

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Congress questions sole-source contract to company that allegedly employed drunk workers in Afghanistan

[Translate] Congress questions sole-source contract to company that allegedly employed drunk workers in Afghanistan By Christian Davenport and Lisa Rein June 24 at 2:45 PM Follow @_chrisdavenport Follow @Reinlwapo Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) speaks on Capitol Hill last year. (J. … Continue reading

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