Category Archives: Iraq

War, law, jurisdiction, and juridical othering: private military securitycontractors and the Nisour Square massacre

[Translate] War, law, jurisdiction, and juridical othering: private military securitycontractors and the Nisour Square massacre

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Contractor gets 3-year sentence for Iraq fraud that cost U.S. millions

[Translate] Contractor gets 3-year sentence for Iraq fraud that cost U.S. millions In Fredericksburg, Va., 30 U.S. police officers are trained by DynCorp in preparation to train police in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Rachel Weiner October … Continue reading

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Beyond Iraq: The Socioeconomic Trajectories of Private Military Veteran

[Translate] Beyond Iraq: The Socioeconomic Trajectories of Private Military Veteran

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Former Blackwater security guard Nick Slatten: ‘I am a POW in my own country’

[Translate] Former Blackwater security guard Nick Slatten: ‘I am a POW in my own country’ Michael Collins, USA TODAY Published 9:40 a.m. ET Sept. 25, 2017 | Updated 4:47 p.m. ET Sept. 25, 2017 (Photo: AP) WASHINGTON – Nick Slatten … Continue reading

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Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

[Translate] Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Sep 25, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — American military contractors operating in Iraq are accusing Baghdad of employing strong-arm tactics to make them pay exorbitant … Continue reading

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Janus Global Operations to provide security for international oil company’s central Iraq operations

[Translate] Janus Global Operations to provide security for international oil company’s central Iraq operations News provided by Janus Global Operations Sep 13, 2017, 11:21 ET WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Janus Global Operations (JGO) has been selected by an integrated … Continue reading

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US v. SLATTEN, Court of Appeals, Dist. of Columbia Circuit 2017

[Translate] UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Appellee, v. NICHOLAS ABRAM SLATTEN, Appellant. No. 15-3078, Consolidated with Nos. 15-3079, 15-3080, 15-3081.United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.Argued January 17, 2017.Decided August 4, 2017.Appeals from the United States District Court for … Continue reading

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, APPELLEE v. NICHOLAS ABRAM SLATTEN, APPELLANT

[Translate] United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, APPELLEE v. NICHOLAS ABRAM SLATTEN, APPELLANT No. 15-3078     Decided: August 04, 2017 Before: HENDERSON, ROGERS and BROWN, Circuit Judges.Brian M. Heberlig, appointed by the court, argued … Continue reading

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U.S. to help Iraq find unexploded bombs

[Translate] U.S. to help Iraq find unexploded bombs By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press Posted: August 19, 2017 at 3:42 a.m. Updated: August 19, 2017 at 3:42 a.m. Credit: AP/FELIPE DANA An Iraqi police officer in March stands next … Continue reading

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Private military and security companies, contract structure, market competition, and violence in Iraq

[Translate] Private military and security companies, contract structure, market competition, and violence in Iraq Benjamin Tkach First Published May 4, 2017

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