Category Archives: Academic

Academics in Foxholes

Academics in Foxholes The Life and Death of the Human Terrain System By Christopher Sims “Effective war-fighting depends,” wrote the anthropologist Montgomery McFate in her 1994 doctoral dissertation on British counterinsurgency in Northern Ireland, “at the most basic level, on … Continue reading

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The Private Military Industrial Complex – Extending Conflict Duration and Quality: The Cost of Using Private Military Contractors

The Private Military Industrial Complex – Extending Conflict Duration and Quality: The Cost of Using Private Military Contractors

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Countering piracy through private security in the Horn of Africa: prospects and pitfalls

Countering piracy through private security in the Horn of Africa: prospects and pitfalls  Ladan Affia, Afyare A. Elmib*, W. Andy Knightc & Said Mohamedb Publishing models and article dates explained Received: 29 Mar 2015 Accepted: 28 Oct 2015 Published online: … Continue reading

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Tens of Millions Wasted on “Ghost” Schools, and That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Tens of Millions Wasted on “Ghost” Schools, and That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg A new report from the government’s Afghan reconstruction watchdog is just awful. —By AJ Vicens | Fri Jan. 29, 2016 6:00 AM EST Afghan laborers … Continue reading

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Contracting for Stability: The Potential Use of Private Military Contractors as a United Nations Rapid-Reaction Force

Contracting for Stability: The Potential Use of Private Military Contractors as a United Nations Rapid-Reaction Force

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Combat researcher Sean McFate on mercenaries in conflict zones

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Privatizing War

Chinese Business Review, July 2015, Vol. 14, No. 7, 360-366 Privatizing War Kenneth Shaw State University of New York, New York, USA Since the advent of the U.S. Iraq war in 2003, there has seen an acceleration of functions and … Continue reading

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The Commercial Military and Security Services Industry A Canadian Consideration?

The Commercial Military and Security Services Industry  A Canadian Consideration?

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The Men in the Middle

The Men in the Middle Anjali Kamat, Molly Crabapple From: Dissent Volume 62, Number 2, Spring 2015 pp. 65-72 | 10.1353/dss.2015.0037 Abstract:There is a vast underground network of tens of thousands of recruitment agents, brokers, and sub-agents peddling the fantasy … Continue reading

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McCaskill Demands Pentagon Account for ‘terrible waste of taxpayer money’ Spent on Empty Afghan Alternative Fuel Station

News from Senator Claire McCaskill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 20, 2016 Contact: Sarah Feldman – 202-228-6263 McCaskill Demands Pentagon Account for ‘terrible waste of taxpayer money’ Spent on Empty Afghan Alternative Fuel Station After top watchdog raises questions about Defense … Continue reading

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