Daily Archives: January 30, 2016

The Private Military Industrial Complex – Extending Conflict Duration and Quality: The Cost of Using Private Military Contractors

[Translate] The Private Military Industrial Complex – Extending Conflict Duration and Quality: The Cost of Using Private Military Contractors

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The Day Private Military Contracting Exploded

[Translate] The Day Private Military Contracting Exploded January 04, 2016 On September 11, 2001, British Special Boat Service (SBS) commando Simon Chase (this is not his real name) was in Kabul, Afghanistan with a team of eleven other contractors proving … Continue reading

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Unsafe on high seas

[Translate] Unsafe on high seas Jayaraj Sivan | TNN | Jan 12, 2016, 02.29 PM IST CHENNAI : Private maritime security services was touted as a $7 bn business globally three years ago but it is fast shrinking, generating just … Continue reading

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A brisk business in safeguarding guns

[Translate] Floating armouries Cruisin’ with guns A brisk business in safeguarding guns Jan 23rd 2016 | From the print edition IN OCTOBER 2013 the Seaman Guard Ohio, a Sierra Leone-flagged ship, was intercepted just under 11 nautical miles off the … Continue reading

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That ‘Wasteful’ Task Force? You’re Not Getting the Full Story

[Translate] TFBSO/Tina Hager That ‘Wasteful’ Task Force? You’re Not Getting the Full Story January 26, 2016 By Daniel Fisher In Afghanistan, the Pentagon’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations fostered helpful investment — and pioneered an essential component of … Continue reading

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Billions of Dollars Haven’t Improved Safety or the Economy in Afghanistan

[Translate] World Billions of Dollars Haven’t Improved Safety or the Economy in Afghanistan By Lucy Westcott On 1/29/16 at 12:01 AM The Taliban control around 30 percent of Afghanistan’s territory, more than in 2001, according to a new report from … Continue reading

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Countering piracy through private security in the Horn of Africa: prospects and pitfalls

[Translate] Countering piracy through private security in the Horn of Africa: prospects and pitfalls  Ladan Affia, Afyare A. Elmib*, W. Andy Knightc & Said Mohamedb Publishing models and article dates explained Received: 29 Mar 2015 Accepted: 28 Oct 2015 Published … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects human rights suit against Occidental

[Translate] Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:42am EST UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court rejects human rights suit against Occidental (Adds details on case, paragraphs 3-7) By Lawrence Hurley Dec 14 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a human rights … Continue reading

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The long read: how America failed Afghanistan

[Translate] The civil-military unit Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul provide security as engineers inspect a road project in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan, in 2011. Sgt Brian Ferguson / US Air Force via Getty Images The long read: how America failed Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem

[Translate] Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem An estimated 40 percent of Afghanistan’s children are not in school. By Catherine Putz January 13, 2016 Education has been one of the barometers of development and recovery in Afghanistan. Besides being economically necessary, greater … Continue reading

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