Daily Archives: November 2, 2016

At Booz Allen, a Vast U.S. Spy Operation, Run for Private Profit

[Translate] At Booz Allen, a Vast U.S. Spy Operation, Run for Private Profit By MATTHEW ROSENBERG  OCT. 6, 2016 Booz Allen Hamilton, with its headquarters located in McLean, Va., has made billions from its contracting business with the American intelligence … Continue reading

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(Afghanistan) Some of the most important gains made in Afghanistan are slipping away

[Translate] Some of the most important gains made in Afghanistan are slipping away Christopher Woody Oct. 30, 2016, 8:11 PM  Afghan children gesture at US soldiers as they stand guard near an Afghan police checkpoint during a mission in Afghanistan’s … Continue reading

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“Composite Warfare” – a composite insight into conflict and war in Africa

[Translate] “Composite Warfare” – a composite insight into conflict and war in Africa Written by Kim Helfrich, Monday, 17 October 2016 Eeben Barlow is a name well-known to those who are practitioners of military arts and skills, especially in Africa. … Continue reading

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G4S shares bounce on strong US performance

[Translate] G4S shares bounce on strong US performance Security group reports rising revenue and progress on leverage Read latest: G4S: take no prisoners Premium 2 hours ago o by: Gill Plimmer G4S, the world’s biggest security company, posted a strong … Continue reading

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The growing threat of cyber mercenaries

[Translate] Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images The Agenda The growing threat of cyber mercenaries Washington is focused on combating cyber attacks from nation states. But the real threat is elsewhere. By Scott DePasquale and Michael Daly 10/12/16 05:23 AM EDT   Identifying the … Continue reading

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‘A Place of Hell’: Acquitted Mercenaries on Prison Experiences

[Translate] ‘A Place of Hell’: Acquitted Mercenaries on Prison Experiences Monrovia – Sitting under a tree in a brown sandy yard beside an unfinished house, are three men formerly accused of mercenarism by the government of Liberia. Report by Bettie … Continue reading

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Strategic Significance of Private Military and Security Companies: the U.S. Pursuit of a 21 Century-Type Military Force

[Translate] Minkan-gunji-keibi- gaisha no senryakuteki-igi: beigun ga tsuikyu-suru-nijuichi-seiki-gata guntai [Strategic Significance of Private Military and Security Companies: the U.S. Pursuit of a 21 Century-Type Military Force](Tokyo: Fuyo Shobo Shuppan, 2015). Fuyo Shobo Shuppan/ Japan

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The Privatization of Warfare and Inherently Governmental Functions: Private Military Companies in Iraq and the State Monopoly of Regulated Force by Nicolai Due-Gundersen (

[Translate] The Privatization of Warfare and Inherently Governmental Functions: Private Military Companies in Iraq and the State Monopoly of Regulated Force by Nicolai Due-Gundersen (Author)

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Lessons From the Department of Defense Utility Privatization Program

[Translate] Lessons From the Department of Defense Utility Privatization Program

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JOINT IMPROVISED-THREAT DEFEAT ORGANIZATION

[Translate] Contracts Press Operations Release No: CR-209-16 Oct. 31, 2016 CONTRACTS  JOINT IMPROVISED-THREAT DEFEAT ORGANIZATION CACI International Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, has been awarded a $1,773,158,264 ceiling cost-plus-award-fee task order under the General Services Administration (GSA) OASIS Pool 4 contract to … Continue reading

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