Monthly Archives: January 2016

BPR Interviews: John Sopko

[Translate] BPR Interviews: John Sopko By Vanessa Jingjing ZhangJanuary 26, 2016 John Sopko is Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. He has worked as a prosecutor in Ohio and served in the Senate and House of Representatives conducting investigations. BPR: … Continue reading

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The True Story Behind ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

[Translate] The True Story Behind ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ Credit: Courtesy Everett Collection The new Michael Bay film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, tells the true story of six CIA security contractors who bucked orders to … Continue reading

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – review: More like a video game than a film

[Translate] 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi – review: More like a video game than a film 07:00, 29 Jan 2016 Opinion by DavidEdwards Mirror film critic David Edwards on a true story from the War on terror which … Continue reading

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Tens of Millions Wasted on “Ghost” Schools, and That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg

[Translate] Tens of Millions Wasted on “Ghost” Schools, and That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg A new report from the government’s Afghan reconstruction watchdog is just awful. —By AJ Vicens | Fri Jan. 29, 2016 6:00 AM EST Afghan … Continue reading

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

[Translate] US 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. (photo: Flickr) Billions of US Dollars Haven’t Improved Safety for the Economy in Afghanistan By Lucy Westcott, Newsweek 29 January 16 illions of dollars spent by the U.S. government in Afghanistan over the … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Growing More Dangerous for U.S. Rebuilders

[Translate] Afghanistan Growing More Dangerous for U.S. Rebuilders By Charles S. Clark January 29, 2016 An Afghan airman stands at his security post near Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Hook In the latest … Continue reading

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Navy commander to plead guilty in corruption case involving Lady Gaga tickets, prostitutes and military secrets

[Translate]   Navy commander to plead guilty in corruption case involving Lady Gaga tickets, prostitutes and military secrets  By Craig Whitlock January 28 Follow @craigmwhitlock   In this image provided by the U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael V. Misiewicz, then commanding … Continue reading

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Despite U.S. Efforts, Afghan National Engineer Brigade is Incapable of Operating Independently

[Translate] Despite U.S. Efforts, Afghan National Engineer Brigade is Incapable of Operating Independently Today, SIGAR published an audit of the Afghan National Engineer Brigade (NEB) that found despite U.S. training efforts, the brigade is incapable of operating independently. The audit … Continue reading

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Bastion International launches online tool linking PMSCS with potential clients

[Translate] Bastion International launches online tool linking PMSCS with potential clients in International Shipping News,Piracy and Security News 12/01/2016 Ship owners and managers now have the chance to choose the most cost-effective private maritime security company (PMSC) to protect their … Continue reading

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State Interests and the Problem of Piracy: Comparing U.S. and UK Approaches to Maritime PMSCs

[Translate] State Interests and the Problem of Piracy: Comparing U.S. and UK Approaches to Maritime PMSCs Renée de Neversa* pages 153-166 Received: 18 Aug 2014 Accepted: 22 Dec 2014 Published online: 19 May 2015 Abstract The U.S. and the UK … Continue reading

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