Monthly Archives: August 2017

‘People think it doesn’t affect them. But it affects everyone.’ Meduza interviews the reporter who blew the lid on Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria

[Translate] ‘People think it doesn’t affect them. But it affects everyone.’ Meduza interviews the reporter who blew the lid on Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria Meduza 10:39, 30 august 2017 Fontanka journalist Denis Korotkov From his personal photo archive On … Continue reading

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DOD Needs to Reassess Key Leadership Roles and Clarify Policies for Requirements Review Boards

[Translate] Defense Contracted Services: DOD Needs to Reassess Key Leadership Roles and Clarify Policies for Requirements Review Boards GAO-17-482: Published: Aug 31, 2017. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2017. Fast Facts Highlights Recommendations View Report (PDF, 33 pages)

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Market Forces: the development of the EU security-industrial complex Bookmark and Share

[Translate] Market Forces: the development of the EU security-industrial complex Download the report (pdf) See also: NeoConOpticon: The EU Security-Industrial Complex (pdf) A new kind of arms race, one in which all  the weapons are pointing inwards. Published in 2009. … Continue reading

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Erik Prince: Contractors committing war crimes, not US troops, will save Afghanistan

[Translate] Erik Prince: Contractors committing war crimes, not US troops, will save Afghanistan by Drew Ferrol  (Photo Credit: jamesdale10/Flickr) WASHINGTON — Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince is publicly calling for the Trump administration to turn around the Afghan war by … Continue reading

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Erik Prince: Contractors, Not Troops, Will Save Afghanistan

[Translate] The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributor Erik Prince: Contractors, Not Troops, Will Save Afghanistan By ERIK PRINCE  AUG. 30, 2017 In 1941, shortly after Pearl Harbor pulled the United States into World War II, a group of volunteer American … Continue reading

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ManTech Lands $133M Army Intell Support Task Order

[Translate] ManTech Lands $133M Army Intell Support Task Order Jane Edwards August 31, 2017 ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has received a potential $133.4 million task order from the U.S. Army to support the service branch’s intelligence, security and information operations. A FedBizOpps … Continue reading

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Trump’s changing view of Afghanistan: are private armies part of the plan?

[Translate] Trump’s changing view of Afghanistan: are private armies part of the plan?  MENAFN – The Conversation – 26/08/2017   (MENAFN – The Conversation) Donald Trump has defied expectation by pledging to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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Companies in Jordan dump G4S

[Translate] Companies in Jordan dump G4S Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 28 August 2017 Activists in Jordan are hailing seven companies in the country that recently dropped security contracts with G4S. The companies include well-known local and regional names, … Continue reading

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PMCs can destabilise Afghanistan

[Translate] PMCs can destabilise Afghanistan Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Ashraf Haidari And Vasabjit Banerjee | in Oped2 Trump has reaffirmed US’s indefinite support to Afghanistan‘s stabilisation. Now, the strengthening of the Afghan state will weaken the will of militants … Continue reading

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Defense Ministry Denies Russian Combatant’s Death in Syria

[Translate] Defense Ministry Denies Russian Combatant’s Death in Syria Aug 28, 2017 — 19:45 Vadim Grishankin / TASS Russia’s Defense Ministry on Monday denied media reports published earlier claiming that a Russian soldier had been killed fighting in Syria. “The … Continue reading

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