Daily Archives: August 13, 2016

Watchdog Uncovers Contractor Fraud in U.S. Humanitarian Aid

[Translate] Watchdog Uncovers Contractor Fraud in U.S. Humanitarian Aid August 8, 2016 Photo of Aleppo Hospital by Scott Bobb via Wikimedia Commons. The Syrian civil war has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, nearly 1,500 by chemical weapons, and has produced more … Continue reading

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This Is What $150 Million In Taxpayers’ Cash Buys You In Afghanistan

[Translate] War Is Boring We go to war so you don’t have to TFBSO’s Kabul compound. SIGAR photo This Is What $150 Million In Taxpayers’ Cash Buys You In Afghanistan Pictures from inside the America’s defunct, war-zone business venture by … Continue reading

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New Insights into DoD Luxury Villas in Afghanistan

[Translate] New Insights into DoD Luxury Villas in Afghanistan August 9, 2016 The military affairs blog War is Boring got a major scoop last week with an insider’s account of an incident that stands out as a shining example of the gross … Continue reading

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Privateers: Their History and Future

[Translate] Privateers: Their History and Future

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US-Hired Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict: Indirect Participation and its Consequences

[Translate] US-Hired Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict: Indirect Participation and its Consequences

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Postcoloniality and race in global private security markets

[Translate] Postcoloniality and race in global private security markets

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DynCorp looking to Asia, Europe for more international opportunities

[Translate] DynCorp looking to Asia, Europe for more international opportunities Aug 9, 2016, 6:44am EDT Updated Aug 9, 2016, 10:31am EDT James Bach Staff Reporter Washington Business Journal DynCorp International has historically done most of its global business in the … Continue reading

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Ex-Marksmen Win Expanded Discovery In Blackwater FCA Row

[Translate] Ex-Marksmen Win Expanded Discovery In Blackwater FCA Row By Michael Macagnone Law360, Washington (July 26, 2016, 6:50 PM ET) — A pair of former Academi employees won over a Virginia magistrate judge Tuesday in their False Claims Act suit, … Continue reading

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America’s Addiction to Mercenaries

[Translate] America’s Addiction to Mercenaries Washington’s reliance on private contractors to fight its wars has mutated into a strategic vulnerability. U.S. Marines in Afghanistan Asmaa Waguih / Reuters   Sean McFate 6:14 PM ET Global A decade ago, I found … Continue reading

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