Daily Archives: September 3, 2015

Wilson Security rebuked for false evidence

[Translate] Wilson Security rebuked for false evidence Jared Owens – The Australian 20 Aug, 9:06 PM Wilson Security has been rebuked by non-government senators after its executive general manager admitted giving false evidence to parliament about video records showing misconduct … Continue reading

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Wilson Security guards handcuffed asylum seeker boy on Nauru as a ‘joke’

[Translate] Wilson Security guards handcuffed asylum seeker boy on Nauru as a ‘joke’ Report about four guards’ treatment of eight-year-old boy in detention contradicts Wilson’s bosses who told the Senate the use of restraints is ‘very rare’ A Wilson Security … Continue reading

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Jim Noe Joins Constellis as Senior Vice President, Training and Mission Support

[Translate] Jim Noe Joins Constellis as Senior Vice President, Training and Mission Support August 31, 2015 12:44 ET | Source: Constellis Group RESTON, Va., Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellis, a leading, global provider of security, training and mission … Continue reading

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ACADEMI Achieves PSC.1 Certification

[Translate] ACADEMI Achieves PSC.1 Certification Globe Newswire   September 01, 2015 10:06am   RESTON, Va., Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ACADEMI, a Constellis company and global provider of training, logistics and program management services, announced today that it has … Continue reading

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Oregon magistrate: KBR Inc cannot recoup legal fees from soldiers

[Translate] Oregon magistrate: KBR Inc cannot recoup legal fees from soldiers By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – A federal magistrate in Oregon has ruled that KBR Inc cannot recoup legal fees from 12 Oregon Army National Guardsmen who accused … Continue reading

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Market Patriotism and the “War on Terror”

[Translate] Market Patriotism and the “War on Terror” Whyte, Dave Social Justice 07-01-2007 I was in the East End of London yesterday and attended a meeting of the unemployed. I listened to the wild speeches, which were just a cry … Continue reading

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Mercenaries, Misfits or Misunderstood?

[Translate] Mercenaries, Misfits or Misunderstood? Campbell, Alastair The World Today 12-01-2007 With the American firm Blackwater in the dock, suspicions abound over the whole area of private security in modern conflict. In particular, there is concern about unsatisfactory contracting out … Continue reading

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Occupation for Hire: Private Military Companies and their Role in Iraq

[Translate] Occupation for Hire: Private Military Companies and their Role in Iraq Simons, David RUSI Journal; Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies 06-01-2004 It is often said – not always in jest that the United States could not go … Continue reading

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What Future, Privatized Military and Security Activities? The Need for Pragmatic Engagement

[Translate] What Future, Privatized Military and Security Activities? The Need for Pragmatic Engagement O’Brien, Kevin A RUSI Journal; Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies 04-01-2007 Despite – some would argue, in spite of – any significant progress being made … Continue reading

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Vetting Armed Private Security Personnel

[Translate] Vetting Armed Private Security Personnel McConnell, Jonathan National Defense 08-01-2015 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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