Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

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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From Soldier of Fortune to Contractor: the American Shadow Warrior’s Evolution Print This Post

FRESH TAKES | news, content and perspective you might not find elsewhere From Soldier of Fortune to Contractor: the American Shadow Warrior’s Evolution  Print This Post By Wei Tung on Jun 22, 2014 It’s been more than 60 years since … Continue reading

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UK Government Outsourcing Doubles Despite G4S, Serco and Atos Scandals Shane Croucher

UK Government Outsourcing Doubles Despite G4S, Serco and Atos Scandals By Shane Croucher July 7, 2014 12:40 BST One of the biggest G4S clients is the UK government, which outsources a number of public services to the firmReuters Outsourcing in … Continue reading

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Competing Corporate and Public Interests Are Tearing Apart Economies

Mark Taliano Writer, Activist, Retired Teacher Competing Corporate and Public Interests Are Tearing Apart Economies Posted: 07/04/2014 12:49 pm The modern-day conflation of corporate and public interests forms the bedrock of what is likely the most dangerous ideology to afflict … Continue reading

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Blackwater and Ex-Im Privateers

Blackwater and Ex-Im Privateers 7 Jul 2, 2014 9:00 AM EDT By Margaret Carlson What will Republicans want to shut down and privatize next once they get their way with their current pet peeve, the innocuous Export-Import Bank? How about … Continue reading

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AfA urges TSA to allow privately trained dogs to screen cargo

AfA urges TSA to allow privately trained dogs to screen cargo By Staff Reports on June 26, 2014 The U.S. Airforwarders Association told a congressional panel that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) should move toward permitting private contractors to … Continue reading

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‘Guns for Hire, Death on Demand’: The Permissibility of U.S. Outsourcing of Drone Attacks to Civilian Surrogates of the Armed Forces and Challenges to Traditional Just War Theory

‘Guns for Hire, Death on Demand’: The Permissibility of U.S. Outsourcing of Drone Attacks to Civilian Surrogates of the Armed Forces and Challenges to Traditional Just War Theory Kevin H. Govern Ave Maria School of Law ; California University of … Continue reading

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Outsourcing security: In Rawalpindi, traders told to hire private guards

Outsourcing security: In Rawalpindi, traders told to hire private guards By Fawad Ali Published: June 23, 2014 l Boy was allegedly among protesters interfering in raid. PHOTO: AFP/FILE RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi police have asked traders to hire private security guards, since … Continue reading

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