Daily Archives: July 2, 2017

Child Soldiers Reloaded: The Privatisation of War

[Translate] Child Soldiers Reloaded: The Privatisation of War How private companies recruit former child soldiers for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. 01 May 2017 15:52 GMT War, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Military, United States Editor’s note: The full documentary … Continue reading

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The arrest of Reality Winner highlights US intelligence vulnerability

[Translate] The arrest of Reality Winner highlights US intelligence vulnerability Years after Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, leaks continue as about 35% of those with top secret clearances – 428,000 people – are contractors Reality Winner: NSA contractor and environmentalist repulsed … Continue reading

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The Creeping Privatization of America’s Armed Forces

[Translate] The Creeping Privatization of America’s Armed Forces By Bryan Stinchfield On 5/28/17 at 8:10 AM  Opinion U.S. Military Given the absence of any kind of American grand strategy, rising tensions on the Korean peninsula and all the intrigue and … Continue reading

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One Analyst On Why The Boom In America’s Privatized Military Is ‘Here To Stay’

[Translate] Privatization In America One Analyst On Why The Boom In America’s Privatized Military Is ‘Here To Stay’10:54 Play May 10, 2017 Updated May 10, 2017 4:33 PM Share closemoreContractors working for Blackwater USA take part in a firefight in … Continue reading

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ABM Sells US Government Services Unit, Incl. Language Business, for USD 35.5m by Gerard Castañeda

[Translate] ABM Sells US Government Services Unit, Incl. Language Business, for USD 35.5m by Gerard Castañeda on June 9, 2017 Outsourcing giant ABM sold its Government Services (ABMGS) business to Valiant Integrated Services (Valiant) for USD 35.5m. Valiant was created … Continue reading

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Top inspector: petroleum quality fights corruption

[Translate] Top inspector: petroleum quality fights corruption Photo By Lt.j.g. Egdanis Torres Sierra | CAMP GAMBERI, Afghanistan (May 18, 2017) — U.S. Special Inspector General for… read more AFGHANISTAN 05.18.2017 Story by Lt.j.g. Egdanis Torres Sierra  Resolute Support Headquarters CAMP … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another SIGAR Panning of Afghan Rebuilding

[Translate] Another Year, Another SIGAR Panning of Afghan Rebuilding Published on May 22, 2017 by Sam Sacks The watchdog charged with overseeing the US government’s costly reconstruction effort in Afghanistan has more bad news: the campaign is still plagued by corruption. … Continue reading

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A rare inside peek inside the hell of Manus and Nauru

[Translate] A rare inside peek inside the hell of Manus and Nauru Mia Armitage ‘What you will hear truly is about a lack of human rights,’ said Frederika Steen AM on a late May Saturday morning in sunny South Brisbane. … Continue reading

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Brief delay in Manus Island class action

[Translate] Brief delay in Manus Island class action May 29, 2017 A class action seeking damages for people detained at the Manus Island immigration detention centre will begin this week. Fifty current and former Manus Island detainees, including 41 people … Continue reading

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Scale of surveillance in Manus Island detention centre laid bare

[Translate] Scale of surveillance in Manus Island detention centre laid bare Exclusive: Secret papers seen by Guardian reveal intensive monitoring of refugees and asylum seekers, and an all-pervasive fear about outside eyes looking in An asylum seeker during a hunger … Continue reading

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