Category Archives: David Isenberg

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Conflict Inc.: Selling the Arts of War

Conflict Inc.: Selling the Arts of War  Originally broadcast December 7, 1997. This was an episode in the America’s Defense Monitor series, produced by the Center for Defense Information, in Washington, DC, where I worked as an analyst. I wrote … Continue reading

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Holiday appeal. Please, pretty please, support the PMSC Observer

Yep, it’s that time again. If you have read this blog the past few years you understand I really do hate to write you asking for help.  But this blog is a bargain, especially since  you read it for nothing … Continue reading

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It is time for something different.  For the past few years, since I started this blog, I have only asked once each year (just one single post) asking for financial support. To date, only one person responded, just one time. … Continue reading

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Private Sadism Companies & The Torture Report

Private Sadism Companies & The Torture Report December 10, 2014 by David Isenberg  @vanidan Given the newly released summary of the long-awaited (5 years in the making) Senate Select Committee on Intelligence study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and … Continue reading

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Who’s Going to Get Rich Fighting the Islamic State?

Argument Who’s Going to Get Rich Fighting the Islamic State? Obama’s small war means big profits — and little oversight — for defense contractors and hired guns. BY William D. Hartung OCTOBER 27, 2014 Erik Prince has an idea. The … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera English segment on Blackwater trial, Sep. 2, 2014 – Interviewee, David Isenberg

See segment here David Isenberg, interviewee US jury to rule in Blackwater trial Jury to decide on fate of contractors from private security firm accused of killing 14 Iraqis seven years ago. Last updated: 03 Sep 2014 13:56 After ten … Continue reading

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Now, That’s Chutzpah!

Now, That’s Chutzpah! September 24, 2014 by David Isenberg   Follow @vanidan @vanidan An Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. There are times, when reading about current world affairs, … Continue reading

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Sep. 22 2014 book reading by Ann Hagedorn, author, The Invisible Soldiers, Part 3:

Sep. 22 2014 book reading by Ann Hagedorn, author, The Invisible Soldiers, Part 3:

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The Mother of All Security Details

September 8, 2014 By David Isenberg The Bremer Detail: Protecting The Most Threatened Man in the World By Frank Gallagher with John M. Del Vecchio September 30, 2014 Paperback, 288pp. Open Road Integrated Media   By now most people understand … Continue reading

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