Daily Archives: July 31, 2015

SIGAR Quarterly Report Reveals Scrapped Equipment, Lower Capability

[Translate] SIGAR Quarterly Report Reveals Scrapped Equipment, Lower Capability InsideDefense.com’s SitRep 31 July 2015 Posted: July 30, 2015 The Defense Department scrapped $157.4 million worth of equipment it bought that never reached the Afghan National Army, according to a quarterly … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Internal Investigations, Domestic and Abroad: Protecting the Attorney Client Privilege during Internal Investigations after In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.

[Translate] The Ethics of Internal Investigations, Domestic and Abroad: Protecting the Attorney Client Privilege during Internal Investigations after In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. 6/11/2015 by Marissel Descalzo | Carlton Fields Jorden Burt The attorney-client privilege and the work product … Continue reading

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DOD CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN HIT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2007

[Translate] DOD CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN HIT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2007 Inside the Pentagon 30 July 2015 The Pentagon in fiscal year 2014 obligated $6.1 billion on contracts in Afghanistan, the lowest amount since FY-07, according to a new Congressional … Continue reading

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U.S. Psychologists Urged to Curb Questioning Terror Suspects

[Translate] Advertisement U.S. U.S. Psychologists Urged to Curb Questioning Terror Suspects By JAMES RISEN  JULY 30, 2015 Photo The C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Va. The American Psychological Association will vote on an ethics policy that would bar its members from … Continue reading

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How the American Psychological Assn. lost its way

[Translate] How the American Psychological Assn. lost its way latimes.com By Roy Eidelson, Jean Maria Arrigo 30 July 2015 The American Psychological Assn. is in crisis. Last December, a Senate Intelligence Committee report laid bare the extensive involvement of individual … Continue reading

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Tackling foreign fighters

[Translate] Tackling foreign fighters Australian Broadcasting Corporation Transcripts 14 July 2015 The trend of young people travelling from Australia and other western nations to fight in conflict zones in Syria and Iraq is causing a great deal of concern for … Continue reading

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Taxpayers condemned to a life sentence with Serco

[Translate] Taxpayers condemned to a life sentence with Serco Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:39 pm Press Release: Public Service Association Taxpayers condemned to a life sentence with Serco Public Service Association/Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi (PSA) national secretary Erin Polaczuk … Continue reading

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Vetting Armed Private Security Personnel

[Translate] Vetting Armed Private Security Personnel  August 2015  By Jonathan McConnell Four hundred miles from land. The nearest vessel isn’t even showing up on the radar. A container ship is sailing in the middle of the ocean. A skiff approaches, … Continue reading

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Book Review of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order

[Translate] Molly Dunigan, “Book Review of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order, by Sean McFate.” Journal of the Middle East and Africa, 6: 227-233, July 2015. With the prevalence of Islamic insurgencies throughout the Middle … Continue reading

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New Human Terrain System? Army, PACOM Séance Reveals News

[Translate] New Human Terrain System? Army, PACOM Séance Reveals News 31.07.2015 By John Stanton The US Army Human Terrain System (HTS) will become a “shining star, you’ll see” said a music critic, part-time divinity professor, retired military officer, and former … Continue reading

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