Daily Archives: August 1, 2017

Former staffer with U.S. contractor pleads guilty in State Department scam

[Translate] Former staffer with U.S. contractor pleads guilty in State Department scam The State Department overpaid to lease property in Iraq, thanks to a conspiratorial group of contractors. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) By Rachel Weiner July 31 at 11:42 AM A … Continue reading

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Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon reportedly pushed for Erik Prince’s aggressive Afghanistan war plan

[Translate] Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon reportedly pushed for Erik Prince’s aggressive Afghanistan war plan Adam Weinstein, Task & Purpose Jul. 11, 2017, 3:40 PM  Erik Prince at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on security contracting in Iraq … Continue reading

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The war in Afghanistan needs a change in tactics. Privatizing the military isn’t the answer

[Translate] Editorial The war in Afghanistan needs a change in tactics. Privatizing the military isn’t the answer U.S. soldiers salute during a change of command ceremony at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 15. (Massoud Hossaini / AP) … Continue reading

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Dodgy guns compromise security Australian embassy in Afghanistan

[Translate] Dodgy guns compromise security Australian embassy in Afghanistan Mark Dunn, Herald Sun July 27, 2017 3:09am Subscriber only A FAULTY shipment of assault rifles compromised security at the Australian embassy in Afghanistan and prompted a change of the guards … Continue reading

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Constellis to Buy OMNIPLEX in Investigative Services Expansion Push; Mike Santelli Comments

[Translate] Constellis to Buy OMNIPLEX in Investigative Services Expansion Push; Mike Santelli Comments Jane Edwards August 1, 2017 M&A Activity, News 51 Views Mike Santelli Reston, Virginia-based risk management and operational support services contractor Constellis has agreed to purchase OMNIPLEX World … Continue reading

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Case Against CIA Torture ‘Architects’ Headed To Trial

[Translate] Case Against CIA Torture ‘Architects’ Headed To Trial The lawsuit against James Mitchell and Bruce Jensen, contractors for the CIA, is being brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three men held in secret CIA facilities … Continue reading

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Review of DOD’s $457 Million Investment in ANDSF Intelligence Capabilities

[Translate] Today, SIGAR released a review of the $457.7 million DOD-funded Legacy Afghanistan R&D program and the Afghanistan Source Operations Management (ASOM) training and mentoring program. Both programs were intended to develop the intelligence capacity of the Afghanistan National Defense … Continue reading

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Industry Talk: The Historic Implications Of Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan

[Translate] Industry Talk: The Historic Implications Of Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan So folks, I have been waiting a bit to post on this because so much has been written about it and I wanted to see where it goes. … Continue reading

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