Monthly Archives: July 2017

6 dogs die after being left in hot van at former Blackwater facility; 4 employees fired

[Translate] 6 dogs die after being left in hot van at former Blackwater facility; 4 employees fired By Ryan Murphy The Virginian-Pilot Six dogs died after they were left in sweltering vans earlier this month at a private security facility … Continue reading

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Staying the course in Afghanistan represents the path to peace

[Translate] Letters to the Editor Opinion Staying the course in Afghanistan represents the path to peace U.S. soldiers take part in a 2011 mission to apprehend an alleged Haqqani network fighter in the Terezai district of Khost, Afghanistan. (Joshua Partlow/Washington … Continue reading

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Stanford historian follows trail of mercenary European adventurers embarking on ‘Scramble for Africa’

[Translate] April 11, 2017 Stanford historian follows trail of mercenary European adventurers embarking on ‘Scramble for Africa’ Steven Press uncovers an overlooked method of empire-building in the late 1800s that saw Europe make an indelible mark on Africa. Press documents … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Security Is Coming. The U.S. Must Start Preparing for It

[Translate] The Privatization of Security Is Coming. The U.S. Must Start Preparing for It Steven Metz Friday, July 21, 2017 After nearly 16 years of military and diplomatic efforts, the U.S. cannot secure Afghanistan from the Taliban. During that time, … Continue reading

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Privatize This, Destroy That

[Translate] Privatize This, Destroy That Afghanistan is the next target for Team Trump’s ruinous privatization push. Privatize This, Destroy That (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) MORE By Nicole Hemmer | Contributing Editor for Opinion July 11, 2017, at 11:50 a.m. The … Continue reading

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G4S chosen to guide EU security mission in Iraq

[Translate] G4S chosen to guide EU security mission in Iraq The British private security giant G4S has been contracted to protect the European exploratory mission that has been set up […] 172 words/5.20 EUR

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Warning: Rant and person opinion ahead.

[Translate] Robert Young Pelton 7 hrs · Warning: Rant and person opinion ahead. I wrote a book called “Licensed to Kill, Hired Guns in the War on Terror”. In it I profile a number of mercenary and security firms. I … Continue reading

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DynCorp Lands $217M Contract Modification to Extend US Army Support in Afghanistan

[Translate] DynCorp Lands $217M Contract Modification to Extend US Army Support in Afghanistan Scott Nicholas July 26, 201 DynCorp International has received a one-year, $217 million task order modification to continue to provide base life support and maintenance services for … Continue reading

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Former Employee of U.S. Government Contractor in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Accepting Over $250,000 in Kickbacks From Subcontractor United States Department of Justice’s picture

[Translate] Posted on 19 July 2017 by Maciej Heyman Former Employee of U.S. Government Contractor in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Accepting Over $250,000 in Kickbacks From Subcontractor   A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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7/19/17 Mark Perry on contracting out the Afghan war

[Translate] 7/19/17 Mark Perry on contracting out the Afghan war By Damon Hatheway– July 22, 2017 Mark Perry returns to the show to talk about his latest exclusive for The American Conservative Magazine, “Bannon & Kushner Want to Outsource Afghanistan … Continue reading

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