Daily Archives: December 2, 2016

Contractors Supporting Combat Operations. A Failure of Imagination

[Translate] Contractors Supporting Combat Operations. A Failure of Imagination

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Mission Accomplishment through Outsourcing

[Translate] Mission Accomplishment through Outsourcing

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Escobar Dooms Blackwater FCA Suit, Court Told

[Translate] Escobar Dooms Blackwater FCA Suit, Court Told By Natalie Olivo Law360, New York (November 4, 2016, 1:56 PM EDT) — Blackwater successor Academi asked a Virginia federal judge on Thursday to toss a False Claims Act suit accusing it … Continue reading

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G4S sells Israeli arm for £88m

[Translate] G4S sells Israeli arm for £88m Credit: Tom Parker/OneRedEye Rhiannon Bury 2 December 2016 • 11:33am Security company G4S has agreed the sale of its Israeli business to a local private equity firm for £88m as it pushes ahead … Continue reading

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This is a national security risk

[Translate] This is a national security risk 2016-11-13 06:00 Sipho Masondo – The military pilot training school at Polokwane International Airport Picture: Supplied Top-secret reports from the State Security Agency (SSA) and a firm of private investigators hired by the … Continue reading

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Belgium Employs Private Security Companies in Operations of Surveillance, Inspection

[Translate] Belgium Employs Private Security Companies in Operations of Surveillance, Inspection Abdullah Mustafa A Belgian soldier patrols in Brussels’ Grand Place as police searched the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, Belgium, … Continue reading

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Merchant of Doubt: Did the DEA Nab an International Weapons Dealer, or a CIA Asset Hung Out to Dry?

[Translate] Merchant of Doubt Animation: Richard Lehmann Did the DEA Nab an International Weapons Dealer, or a CIA Asset Hung Out to Dry? Trevor AaronsonMurtaza Hussain November 30 2016, 12:20 p.m. In the late evening of December 15, 2014, agents of … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Defence Headquarters Denies Considering South African Mercenaries

[Translate] Nigeria: Defence Headquarters Denies Considering South African Mercenaries By Adedayo Akinwale Abuja — The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has denied any consideration for recruitment of security contractors and mercenaries from South Africa to help Nigerian military in the ongoing counter-terrorism … Continue reading

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William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin

[Translate] William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin An Englishman’s rise (and fall) in Qing-dynasty China. By David Leffman November 23, 2016         In February 1871, Chinese troops entered Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, at the end of … Continue reading

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