Daily Archives: December 21, 2016

Ban lifted for Nepalis security guards working in Afghanistan

[Translate]  Ban lifted for Nepalis security guards working in Afghanistan Post Date: December 7, 2016 | Category: The Danger Zone Who guards the guards? BY: Om Astha Rai — Dhan Singh Dhami could have been at his duty station as a security … Continue reading

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Are contractors more cost effective than uniformed personnel?

[Translate] Are contractors more cost effective than uniformed personnel? Post Date: December 6, 2016 | Category: Around the World, General Information According to a recent article in military.com experts say, “There are a number of functions that contractors can perform, often at … Continue reading

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Australia’s Brave Whistleblower Nurse

[Translate] Op-Ed Columnist Australia’s Brave Whistleblower Nurse Roger Cohen DEC. 20, 2016 From the start of its “offshore processing” program that has seen more than 2,000 asylum seekers and refugees dumped on two remote Pacific islands, Australia has relied on … Continue reading

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The Torture Lobby Is Excited For The Trump Years

[Translate] The Torture Lobby Is Excited For The Trump Years The Obama administration’s failure to fully reckon with fallout from the Bush-era torture program is already being exploited by the program’s supporters — who will soon have an ally in the … Continue reading

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Guantánamo lawyer: We need to hear from the torturers

[Translate] December 14, 2016 5:13 PM Guantánamo lawyer: We need to hear from the torturers Richard Kammen, the lead defense attorney for Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, fields questions during a press conference at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo … Continue reading

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Shawn Vestal: One of Spokane’s torture doctors trying to keep his waterboarding book secret before trial

[Translate] Shawn Vestal: One of Spokane’s torture doctors trying to keep his waterboarding book secret before trial TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 1:24 P.M. By Shawn Vestal shawnv@spokesman.com(509) 459-5431 Shawn Vestal (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review) Spokane’s torture doctors have been … Continue reading

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The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built

[Translate] Elena Scotti/The Daily Beast Shameless The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built The CIA paid torture teachers James Mitchell and Bruce Jesser more than $80 million. As they now live out their wildest dreams, their barbarity … Continue reading

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Sorry, Mad Dog, Waterboarding Works

[Translate] Sorry, Mad Dog, Waterboarding Works I respect Gen. Mattis, but he has never employed enhanced-interrogation techniques. I have. ENLARGE Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after being captured in 2003. Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS By James E. Mitchell Updated Dec. 9, 2016 8:29 … Continue reading

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Waterboarding, Results and National Morals

[Translate]   Waterboarding, Results and National Morals If waterboarding is so effective, why did it take 183 applications on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Thanks for reminding us how easy it is to rationalize evil.

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DynCorp International Will Pursue Legal Recourse Before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

[Translate] DynCorp International Will Pursue Legal Recourse Before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims December 20, 2016 05:23 PM Eastern Standard Time MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DynCorp International (DI) is disappointed that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied its protest of … Continue reading

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