Daily Archives: January 22, 2016

DOD’s missed opportunity to improve services acquisition

[Translate] DOD’s missed opportunity to improve services acquisition By Stan Soloway Jan 21, 2016 On Jan. 5, the Defense Department released its long-awaited DOD Instruction to guide the acquisition of services. In the works for nearly two years, the new … Continue reading

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AP FACT CHECK: Benghazi movie misstates some facts

[Translate] TERROR AP FACT CHECK: Benghazi movie misstates some facts Published January 20, 2016 Associated Press WASHINGTON –  Michael Bay’s new film, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” tells the story of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in … Continue reading

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How the US Blew Millions of Dollars Airlifting Cashmere Goats to Afghanistan

[Translate] How the US Blew Millions of Dollars Airlifting Cashmere Goats to Afghanistan A new report accuses the Pentagon of pulling the wool over taxpayers’ eyes. —By Bryan Schatz | Thu Jan. 21, 2016 4:19 PM EST 5 Here’s looking … Continue reading

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Oversight of Task Force for Business and Stability Operations Projects in Afghanistan

[Translate] Oversight of Task Force for Business and Stability Operations Projects in Afghanistan Subcommittee: SUBCOMMITTEE ON READINESS AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building

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Western Mercenaries and Private Military Companies in Iraq

[Translate] Western Mercenaries and Private Military Companies in Iraq By South Front Global Research, January 21, 2016 South Front 20 January 2016 The war-torn Middle East has become a ground for activity of a diverse range of entities linked with … Continue reading

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Baghdad Kidnappings: Were American Mercenaries working for US Defence Giant on ‘Critical’ Iraq Special Forces Programme?

[Translate] Baghdad Kidnappings: Were American Mercenaries working for US Defence Giant on ‘Critical’ Iraq Special Forces Programme? By Abigail Fielding-Smith and Crofton Black Global Research, January 21, 2016 Bureau of Investigative Journalism 19 January 2016 Iraqi security forces on streets … Continue reading

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Why Is the Air Force Using Jet-Flying Mercenaries?

[Translate] The Buzz Why Is the Air Force Using Jet-Flying Mercenaries? Dave Majumdar January 20, 2016 The U.S. Air Force’s elite Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has started using contractors flying privately-owned combat aircraft to help train … Continue reading

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Officials name top suspects in Iraq abductions of Americans

[Translate] Officials name top suspects in Iraq abductions of Americans By SUSANNAH GEORGE Jan. 21, 2016 2:09 PM EST Motorists pass by the apartment complex where three Americans were reportedly kidnapped over the… BAGHDAD (AP) — Two powerful Shiite militias … Continue reading

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Lawmakers to Pentagon: Goats, Carpets and Jewelry Helped Afghanistan How?

[Translate] Lawmakers to Pentagon: Goats, Carpets and Jewelry Helped Afghanistan How? At a Senate hearing this week, lawmakers questioned whether a Pentagon business task force had accomplished anything worthwhile. by Megan McCloskey ProPublica, Jan. 21, 2016, 2:52 p.m. Brian McKeon, … Continue reading

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1st of 9 defendants sentenced in massive Navy bribery case

[Translate] 1st of 9 defendants sentenced in massive Navy bribery case By Julie Watson, The Associated Press 8:31 p.m. EST January 21, 2016 (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) SAN DIEGO — The first of nine defendants in a massive U.S. Navy bribery case was … Continue reading

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