Daily Archives: November 3, 2017

Stossel: Blackwater and Erik Prince Do Mostly GOOD

[Translate] Stossel: Blackwater and Erik Prince Do Mostly GOOD John Stossel & Maxim Lott | October 24, 2017 Media slam “profit-seeking” military contractors, yet evidence shows they’re more efficient and even helped end piracy in Somalia. Trump recently agreed to … Continue reading

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John Stossel: After 16 years of warfare, a private military could help make progress in Afghanistan

[Translate] John Stossel: After 16 years of warfare, a private military could help make progress in Afghanistan By John Stossel, Fox News Taliban launch deadly assault on Afghan base The attack killed at least 43 soldiers. We’ve fought in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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A Legal and Policy Risk Analysis of the Erik Prince Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan

[Translate] A Legal and Policy Risk Analysis of the Erik Prince Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan  By Laura Dickinson Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:48 AM                   Trump administration officials reportedly … Continue reading

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Video Glorifying Russian Mercenaries in Syria Trends on YouTube

[Translate] Video Glorifying Russian Mercenaries in Syria Trends on YouTube Oct 25, 2017 — 11:25 — Update: Oct. 25 2017 — 15:26 Screenshot Youtube / Russkoe Nebo A rap glorifying a notorious mercenary group linked to Russia’s conflicts in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Army, industry prepare for newest version of LOGCAP program

[Translate] Army, industry prepare for newest version of LOGCAP program October 24, 2017 | Marjorie Censer The Army is slated to host today an industry day for the next incarnation of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP, the sprawling … Continue reading

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Inside the Air Force’s Plan to Buy the Dogfight Training of Tomorrow

[Translate] Inside the Air Force’s Plan to Buy the Dogfight Training of Tomorrow F-35 Lighting II fighter jets, assigned to the 6th Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., fly over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, … Continue reading

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‘Stealth privatization’ increases risk of torture

[Translate] OPINION ‘Stealth privatization’ increases risk of torture By ROBERT WEINER AND BEN LASKY | Special to Stars and Stripes | Published: October 11, 2017 The idea of privatizing the war in Afghanistan with contractors was floated by notorious ex-Blackwater … Continue reading

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Security Privatization: How Non-security-related Private Businesses Shape Security Governance

[Translate] Security Privatization How Non-security-related Private Businesses Shape Security Governance Editors:   Oldrich Bures   Helena Carrapico

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It’s Time To Drain The Swamp In Government Contracting

[Translate] John Burnett, Contributor It’s Time To Drain The Swamp In Government Contracting 10/31/2017 02:54 pm ET Google Images One of Trump’s campaign promises that became a slogan: “Drain The Swamp.” As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump famously said he … Continue reading

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Syria has become a “field of dreams” for those who want to earn

[Translate] Syria has become a “field of dreams” for those who want to earn By paradox– 28.10.2017 – Money in Syria for several years from Russia go to the volunteers and mercenaries of different varieties. Some are ready to fight … Continue reading

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