Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa

[Translate] Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa

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Mystery surrounds death of Bay man killed in Baghdad

[Translate] Mystery surrounds death of Bay man killed in Baghdad Carlie Walker | 19th May 2016 2:15 PM DEVASTATING: Hervey Bay’s Chris and Angela Betts. Chris died while working in Iraq on May 12. A TEAM of investigators from the … Continue reading

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Will These 2 Court Cases Finally Hold Our Torturers Accountable?

[Translate] Will These 2 Court Cases Finally Hold Our Torturers Accountable? They may confirm that since torture is a war crime, it can never be a policy option. By David Cole May 10, 2016 Soldier walks through Abu Ghraib A … Continue reading

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6 Things Being a Mercenary Taught Me About Being a Novelist

[Translate] 6 Things Being a Mercenary Taught Me About Being a Novelist Sean McFate May 11, 2016 0 Before becoming a writer, Sean McFate didn’t have a desk job. Far from it, in fact. McFate spent years as a private … Continue reading

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UN Working Group on the use mercenaries Mission to European Union institutions: Preliminary findings

[Translate] UN Working Group on the use mercenaries Mission to European Union institutions: Preliminary findings Brussels, Belgium (29 April 2016) The Working Group on the use of mercenaries, represented by Chairperson Ms. Elzbieta Karska, undertook a visit to the European … Continue reading

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Is the reputation of contractors overseas tainted by previous wars?

[Translate] Is the reputation of contractors overseas tainted by previous wars? Post Date: April 26, 2016 | Category: Around the World, The Danger Zone During the Iraq war, private defense contractors providing security and support outnumbered troops on the ground … Continue reading

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Military contracting

[Translate] Military contracting My newest research agenda examines the dynamics and effects of U.S. military contracting, with a focus on logistics outsourcing and the global army of laborers that support overseas military operations. Over the past 20 years the U.S. has … Continue reading

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Torture at Abu Ghraib: Who will bear responsibility?

[Translate] Torture at Abu Ghraib: Who will bear responsibility? A federal court is reexamining whether a civilian contractor can be sued for incidents of torture or whether the US military was ultimately responsible. By Story Hinckley, Staff May 12, 2016 … Continue reading

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Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise combats human trafficking

[Translate] Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise combats human trafficking April 4, 2016 By Staff Sgt. Michelle Patten, Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016 PAO Cell

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Rating Action: Moody’s assigns B1 to DynCorp Intl’s planned 1st lien facilities, Caa2 to 2nd lien notes; unsecured notes affirmed at Ca

[Translate] Rating Action: Moody’s assigns B1 to DynCorp Intl’s planned 1st lien facilities, Caa2 to 2nd lien notes; unsecured notes affirmed at Ca Global Credit Research – 13 May 2016 Approximately $1.16 billion of rated debt affected New York, May … Continue reading

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