Daily Archives: August 19, 2015

US Torturers Lose Psychologists’ Corrupt Cooperation

[Translate] US Torturers Lose Psychologists’ Corrupt Cooperation By William Boardman, Reader Supported News 14 August 15 American Psychological Association acts to heal itself merican psychologists have voted overwhelmingly against helping their government torture people. In an even more radical step, the … Continue reading

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335 Million U.S.-built Afghan Power Plant Still Severely Underutilized

[Translate] August 13, 2015 Today, SIGAR published a review letter concerning the Tarakhil Power Plant outside of Kabul. The letter details SIGAR’s analysis of information provided by USAID in response to a previous SIGAR inquiry from June 2015. The letter … Continue reading

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Acquisition Processes and Contract Management U.S. Army Generally Designed Adequate Controls to Monitor Contractor Performance at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, but Additional Controls Are Needed

[Translate] Audit Report 08-07-2015 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management U.S. Army Generally Designed Adequate Controls to Monitor Contractor Performance at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, but Additional Controls Are Needed (Project No. D2015-D000CJ-0069.000) DODIG-2015-160 Objective Our audit … Continue reading

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Latest Version of Blackwater Still Landing Government Contracts

[Translate] Latest Version of Blackwater Still Landing Government Contracts Now called Academi, security contractor wins new Afghanistan contract ByJohn KnefelonAug 13, 2015 at 4:34 PM The private security company previously known as Blackwater continues to land government contracts, with the … Continue reading

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Preventing a New Chapter of “Vacuous” Oversight

[Translate] Preventing a New Chapter of “Vacuous” Oversight August 10, 2015 (Photo: U.S. Army) Earlier this year, we wrote that designating the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) as the “lead” watchdog to monitor overseas contingency operations in Afghanistan would overlap … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Watchdog Goes Another Round with USAID Over $335M Power Plant

[Translate] Afghanistan Watchdog Goes Another Round with USAID Over $335M Power Plant By Charles S. Clark August 14, 2015 April 2, 2015 10 Comments An aerial view of the Tarakhil Power Plant. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction The $335 … Continue reading

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Why ethical psychologists play an important role in interrogations

[Translate] Why ethical psychologists play an important role in interrogations A participant in a 2008 Washington Region Religious Campaign Against Torture on Capitol Hill. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) By Anne Speckhard August 16 On Aug. 7, the American Psychological Association overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Judge: USAID must undo suspension of largest war-zone contractor, IRD

[Translate] Judge: USAID must undo suspension of largest war-zone contractor, IRD By Spencer S. Hsu August 3 A federal judge Monday ordered the U.S. Agency for International Development to undo the January suspension of one of its largest nonprofit contractors, … Continue reading

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James Risen: APA to Vote on Barring Psychologists From Interrogations

[Translate] James Risen: APA to Vote on Barring Psychologists From Interrogations By Democracy Now! 07 August 15 e speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter James Risen, who has extensively reported on the APA’s ties to the CIA and … Continue reading

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Gitmo Is a “Rights-Free Zone”: Dissident Psychologists Speak Out on APA Role in CIA-Pentagon Torture

[Translate] Gitmo Is a “Rights-Free Zone”: Dissident Psychologists Speak Out on APA Role in CIA-Pentagon Torture By Democracy Now! 08 August 15 ALSO SEE: American Psychological Association Votes to Ban Members From Participating in Torture e broadcast from Toronto, Canada, … Continue reading

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