Category Archives: Casualties

The D.C. Circuit’s Message to Injured Government Contractor Employees: ‘There’s an Exclusive Remedy For That’

The D.C. Circuit’s Message to Injured Government Contractor Employees: ‘There’s an Exclusive Remedy For That’ posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Last week, in an important decision for contingency contractors supporting U.S. stability operations overseas, the U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Texas, Pa. laws at odds in suit over death of Green Beret from Shaler

Texas, Pa. laws at odds in suit over death of Green Beret from Shaler Bowling, Brian. McClatchy – Tribune Business News [Washington] 03 June 2015. Under Texas and Tennessee proportional liability laws, most of the parents’ claims would require a … Continue reading

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Defense Base Act limits remedies to injured employees of government contractors

Defense Base Act limits remedies to injured employees of government contractors By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. Employees of United States government contractors, severely injured while working in Iraq and Afghanistan, are limited to the remedies offered under the Defense Base … Continue reading

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Military security contractors get PTSD, too

Military security contractors get PTSD, too: Column Molly Dunigan and Carrie Farmer 10:12 a.m. EDT June 11, 2015 In wake of the Nisoor massacre, we need solutions to trauma before it manifests in violence. (Photo: Khalid Mohammed, AP) 28 CONNECT … Continue reading

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British security worker, 29, killed in Afghan car bomb that left three dead

Pictured: British security worker, 29, killed in Afghan car bomb that left three dead  Victim from yesterday’s suicide bombig named as Michael Hampshire A security contractor from Huddersfield, ‘Mic’ was engaged to girlfriend   Family said ‘No words can explain what … Continue reading

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U.S. contractors hurt in Bulgarian blast were testing arms for supply to Syrian opposition

World | Tue Jun 9, 2015 1:00pm EDT U.S. contractors hurt in Bulgarian blast were testing arms for supply to Syrian opposition SOFIA Three U.S. government defense contractors caught in a blast at a Bulgarian military range were testing arms … Continue reading

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The New Unknown Soldiers of Afghanistan and Iraq

The New Unknown Soldiers of Afghanistan and Iraq Did you know that private contractors in Afghanistan outnumber U.S. troops three to one? By Micah Zenko May 29, 2015 This past Monday, as on every Memorial Day, American political and military … Continue reading

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Justin Pope was shot and killed in Iraq in 2009 — his family is still trying to figure out who pulled the trigger

Justin Pope was shot and killed in Iraq in 2009 — his family is still trying to figure out who pulled the trigger  Far from home By Ryan Felton @RyanFelton13 Courtesy photo Justin and Ashley Pope. click to flip through … Continue reading

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The OTHER American Sniper

News EXCLUSIVE: The OTHER American Sniper – At age seven Nicholas Slatten killed his first deer with a single shot, at 20 he was an Army marksman. Now parents say he’s a Blackwater ‘scapegoat’ with a life sentence for killing … Continue reading

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Injured in Iraq, Terry Caulder fights for fairness as member of ‘disposable army’

Injured in Iraq, Terry Caulder fights for fairness as member of ‘disposable army’ Jeff Hartsell Email Facebook @jeff_fromthepc Apr 26 2015 10:00 pm Terry Caulder, a 44-year-old former North Charleston police officer, was injured while working as a private contractor … Continue reading

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