Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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Moscow’s mercenaries reveal the privatisation of Russian geopolitics

[Translate] Moscow’s mercenaries reveal the privatisation of Russian geopolitics Mark Galeotti 29 August 2017 Further revelations regarding the role of Russian private military contractors in Syria exposes how, under Putin, “state” and “private” are often one and the same thing. … Continue reading

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Held Accountable for Torture: CIA psychologists compensate family of dead Afghan

[Translate] Held Accountable for Torture: CIA psychologists compensate family of dead Afghan Author: Kate Clark Date: 29 August 2017   Afghan citizen Gul Rahman froze to death in November 2002 in a CIA torture site north of Kabul. His family … Continue reading

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Q&A With Erik Prince

[Translate] Q&A With Erik Prince Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s pitch to privatize much of the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan appears dead, for now at least. But that hasn’t stopped him from pushing the plan. On Tuesday, the day after Trump … Continue reading

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The politics of international law: the life cycle of emerging norms on the use and regulation of private military and security companies

[Translate]   The politics of international law: the life cycle of emerging norms on the use and regulation of private military and security companies Kim Sorensen Pages 89-127 | Published online: 20 Jun 2017 ABSTRACT The burgeoning use of private … Continue reading

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Blackwater USA – The Success and Failures of the Worlds Most Powerful Mercenary Army in the War on Terror

[Translate] Blackwater USA – The Success and Failures of the Worlds Most Powerful Mercenary Army in the War on Terror

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Security firm says it had nothing to do with Pulse gunman

[Translate] Security firm says it had nothing to do with Pulse gunman By Mike Schneider | AP August 22 ORLANDO, Fla. — A British conglomerate being sued by survivors of the Florida nightclub shooting says it had nothing to do with the … Continue reading

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