Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Pentagon to Bannon’s Blackwater Buddy Erik Prince: GTFO

[Translate] Private Parts Pentagon to Bannon’s Blackwater Buddy Erik Prince: GTFO The world’s most notorious mercenary chief is trying to sell the Trump administration on a plan to privatize America’s longest war. But the Pentagon brass are not having it. … Continue reading

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Sen. McCaskill August 7, 2017 letter to SecDef Mattis

[Translate] Sen. McCaskill August 7, 2017 letter to SecDef Mattis    

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Taxpayers on the Hook for Porsches, Alfa Romeos, a Bentley, and an Aston Martin Draws Outrage from McCaskill

[Translate] BREAKING: Taxpayers on the Hook for Porsches, Alfa Romeos, a Bentley, and an Aston Martin Draws Outrage from McCaskill Senator: ‘Whoever approved of this spending should be fired’ Wednesday, August 9, 2017 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the … Continue reading

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Defense Contractor Billed Government for Porsches, Million-Dollar Salaries and Secret Guns

[Translate]  Defense Contractor Billed Government for Porsches, Million-Dollar Salaries and Secret Guns By Eric Katz 2:45 PM ET 43 Comments Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said: “Whoever approved of this spending should be fired.” Flickr user Senator Claire McCaskill A contractor … Continue reading

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Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan

[Translate] Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan Jim Michaels, USA TODAY Published 10:59 a.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017 | Updated 11:49 a.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017  Play Video President Trump is reportedly … Continue reading

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Blackwater Founder’s ‘Disturbing’ Plan To Privatize Afghan War Gains Ground

[Translate] Blackwater Founder’s ‘Disturbing’ Plan To Privatize Afghan War Gains Ground Erik Prince appears eager to capitalize on conflict within the Trump administration, and his recent moves indicate that he sees a significant business opportunity in Afghanistan. By Jake Johnson … Continue reading

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What are the CIA ‘Torture’ Techniques That Two Psychologists are Going to Trial for?

[Translate] What are the CIA ‘Torture’ Techniques That Two Psychologists are Going to Trial for? By Tom Porter On 7/29/17 at 9:30 AM  U.S. A New York judge refused to throw out a case against two psychologists who devised interrogation … Continue reading

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The Invasion of Iraq: Open and Latent Purposes

[Translate] The Second Cold War pp 79-92 The Invasion of Iraq: Open and Latent Purposes Authors and affiliations Luiz Alberto Moniz Bandeira   1.Emeritus professor for HistoryUniversity of BrasíliaSt. Leon-RotGermany Chapter First Online: 31 May 2017  Abstract The militarization of the region occurred … Continue reading

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Profiling Private Security Companies within the Context of International Security

[Translate] Profiling Private Security Companies within the Context of International Security

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Modern-Day Mercenaries? Cowboys, GreyMen, and the Emotional Habitus

[Translate] Modern-Day Mercenaries? Cowboys, GreyMen, and the Emotional Habitus Authors and affiliations Paul Higate  author Chapter First Online:  02 June 2017 Abstract Set against the backdrop of the rapid growth in the Private Military and Security Company (PMSC) industry, this chapter … Continue reading

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