Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

‘The Invisible Soldiers’ warns of private security forces’ rise

Review ‘The Invisible Soldiers’ warns of private security forces’ rise Author Ann Hagedorn and the cover of her new book, “The Invisible Soldiers.” (Jeanie Wulfkuhle / Simon & Schuster) By Tony Perry contact the reporter LiteratureAuthorsBooksReviews America’s growing reliance on … Continue reading

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Why Private Security Part 2

Christopher Mayer Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at US Department of Defense Why Private Security Part 2 July 16, 2014 Back in April, I wrote that I would address the question of using PSCs as replacement for soldiers … Continue reading

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Why Private Security?

Christopher Mayer Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at US Department of Defense Why Private Security? April 28, 2014 There are many issues which surround the use of private security providers in armed conflict and similar environments. I will … Continue reading

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Army Disbands Logistics Corps After Signing Contract With Amazon.com

www.alu.army.mil Army Disbands Logistics Corps After Signing Contract With Amazon.com Dick Scuttlebutt August 7, 2014 FORT LEE, Va. — The Army will disband its entire logistics corps and use Amazon.com for all logistical needs, Duffel Blog has learned. “After consistently failing … Continue reading

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“We’re Profiteers”: How Military Contractors Reap Billions from U.S. Military Bases Overseas

“We’re Profiteers”: How Military Contractors Reap Billions from U.S. Military Bases Overseas Monthly Review By David Vine 1 July 2014, © 2014 Monthly Review. “You whore it out to a contractor,” Major Tim Elliott said bluntly. It was April 2012, … Continue reading

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INVISIBLE SOLDIERS; How America Outsourced Our Security

Nonfiction THE INVISIBLE SOLDIERS; How America Outsourced Our Security Kirkus Reviews 8 July 2014, A critique of the United States’ fateful turn toward private military and security contractors as a consequence of the Iraq War. Former Wall Street Journal writer … Continue reading

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Airports say TSA makes privatizing security screening a challenge

Airports say TSA makes privatizing security screening a challenge Published 1 August 2014 Airport officials described their challenges getting the Transportation Security Administration(TSA) to approve contractors, as part of the agency’s push to privatize more aviation security. The TSA was … Continue reading

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Normative Power under Contract? Commercial Support to European Crisis Management Operations

International Peacekeeping Volume 21, Issue 1, 2014 Normative Power under Contract? Commercial Support to European Crisis Management Operations Francesco Giumelli* & Eugenio Cusumano pages 37-55 Published online: 07 Mar 2014 Abstract The increasing privatization of military and stability operations has … Continue reading

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An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country? The Empire as Basket Case

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Age of Impunity Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 6:13pm, July 13, 2014. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country? The Empire as Basket Case By Tom Engelhardt For America’s national security state, … Continue reading

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CBO: Save $19B by replacing 70K troops with civilians

CBO: Save $19B by replacing 70K troops with civilians  Jul. 9, 2014 – 08:45PM   | DoD could save $19 billion by replacing some military personnel with civilian employees, according to the CBO. (Air Force) By Andy Medici Staff writer The … Continue reading

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