Category Archives: Middle East

Observations on U.S. Contractor Preference

Overseas Military Construction: Observations on U.S. Contractor Preference GAO-15-45: Published: Nov 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 2014. Highlights View Report (PDF, 29 pages) Additional Materials: Highlights Page:  (PDF, 1 page) Full Report:  (PDF, 29 pages) Contact: Brian Lepore (202) 512-4523 … Continue reading

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Blackwater ex-boss offers to ‘take-on’ ISIS!

Blackwater ex-boss offers to ‘take-on’ ISIS! OBAMA WONT ‘PUT BOOTS ON THE GROUND’, SO . . . November 15, 2014, 5:30 pm by Selvam Canagaratna “They combine a mad love of country with an equally mad indifference to life, their … Continue reading

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Can private firms solve Egypt’s security problem?

Can private firms solve Egypt’s security problem? Without proper regulation and training, experts say private security firms will play a limited role in maintaining order in Egypt Sherif Tarek, Saturday 1 Nov 2014 Universities in Egypt with security firm Falcon … Continue reading

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Fight against Islamic State will last for years

Walter Pincus / Fight against Islamic State will last for years Friday, November 7, 2014 12:01 am Americans still don’t seem to get that the fight against the so-called Islamic State has just begun and will last for years. They … Continue reading

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Private security company loses EGP 30 thousand during academic year’s first two days

Private security company loses EGP 30 thousand during academic year’s first two days Aswat Masriya By Aswat Masriya 13 October 2014, 386 words, English, © 2014 Aswat Masriya . All Rights Reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company CAIRO, Oct … Continue reading

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Let’s Get the Old Blackwater Team Back Together

Let’s Get the Old Blackwater Team Back Together BY Justine Drennan OCTOBER 10, 2014 – 07:26 PM The former CEO of Blackwater thinks he knows how to defeat the Islamic State: American mercenaries. Erik Prince, the founder of the private … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Awarded Option Year on War Reserve Materiel Program Valued at $80.3 Million

DynCorp International Awarded Option Year on War Reserve Materiel Program Valued at $80.3 Million October 09, 2014 03:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Air Force has chosen DynCorp International (DI) to continue managing War Reserve Materiel (WRM) … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Column – Thoughts on Countering ISIS

Africa Monitor fsgteam | October 6, 2014 Chairman’s Column – Thoughts on Countering ISIS Chairman’s Column As someone who spent many years operating in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other underdeveloped countries facing existential security threats, I was recently asked about my … Continue reading

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Oregon Protesters Occupy Offices of Israel-affiliated Prison Firm G4S author

Oregon Protesters Occupy Offices of Israel-affiliated Prison Firm G4S Friday August 22, 2014 10:16 by Celine Hagbard – IMEMC News A group of Palestine supporters occupied the office of the prison and security contracting firm in Portland Oregon on Thursday … Continue reading

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County security contract supports human-rights abuses

Commentary Emily Schneider: County security contract supports human-rights abuses By Emily Schneider 8 August 2014 Distributed by The McClatchy Company Over the past weeks, I’ve watched with horror as the death toll in Gaza rises to over 1,800 dead and … Continue reading

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