Daily Archives: August 30, 2017

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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The Air Force is struggling to keep pilots in uniform, and now it’s outsourcing a key part of their training

[Translate] The Air Force is struggling to keep pilots in uniform, and now it’s outsourcing a key part of their training Christopher Woody Aug. 24, 2017, 4:24 PM  US Air Force The Air Force has struggled with a “quiet crisis” … Continue reading

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Accountability for Torturers: Breaking the Cycle of Impunity

[Translate] Curt Goering, Contributor Executive Director, The Center for Victims of Torture Accountability for Torturers: Breaking the Cycle of Impunity 08/29/2017 09:44 am ET The historic ACLU lawsuit brought against psychologists James Elmer Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, architects of … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale For Contractors On The Battlefield

[Translate] Expert Analysis A Cautionary Tale For Contractors On The Battlefield By Alex L. Sarria and Marianne F. Kies August 23, 2017, 4:52 PM EDT Law360, New York (August 23, 2017, 4:52 PM EDT) — Alex L. Sarria Marianne F. … Continue reading

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The Credibility of Erik Prince

[Translate] Published on August 29th, 2017 | by David Isenberg The Credibility of Erik Prince by David Isenberg President Trump’s August 21 speech on Afghanistan endorsed an increase of several thousand U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. In so doing, Trump seemed … Continue reading

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