Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

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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How We Outsourced CIA Torture And Why It Matters

Hunter Stuart    Hunter@huffingtonpost.com How We Outsourced CIA Torture And Why It Matters Posted: 12/16/2014 12:46 pm EST Updated: 12/16/2014 12:59 pm EST One big revelation in the explosive summary of the Senate report on CIA torture is just how … Continue reading

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So Why Don’t We Privatise The Fire Services To G4S?

Tim Worstall C Economics & Finance 12/15/2014 @ 11:05AM 144 views So Why Don’t We Privatise The Fire Services To G4S? There’s a wonderfully mischievous suggestion in British politics today. Why don’t we privatise the fire services and more parts of … Continue reading

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Findings, Conclusions and Areas of Dispute Between the SSCI Report, the Minority, and the CIA: Part Four

Hard National Security Choices Findings, Conclusions and Areas of Dispute Between the SSCI Report, the Minority, and the CIA: Part Four By Wells Bennett and Matt Danzer Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM In this post, we proceed with Lawfare’s ongoing, side-by-side … Continue reading

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It’s Cruel. It’s Useless. It’s the C.I.A.

It’s Cruel. It’s Useless. It’s the C.I.A. DEC. 10, 2014 Gail Collins We learned a lot from that big Senate Intelligence Committee report on C.I.A. interrogation tactics after 9/11. It was what may be the first time in American history … Continue reading

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G4S and Serco won Government contracts when they were meant to be out in the cold

G4S and Serco won Government contracts when they were meant to be out in the cold There are only a few companies big enough to take on all the work the Government is throwing at the private sector. Tagged: A … Continue reading

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Killing People Overseas Will Always Be a Growth Industry

Killing People Overseas Will Always Be a Growth Industry December 10, 2014 By Sean McFate Illustrations by Matt Rota In 2004 I found myself in a peculiar position. I was in Burundi, a small African country, sipping a Coke with … Continue reading

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CIA ’s torture experts got millions, face new scrutiny

CIA ’s torture experts got millions, face new scrutiny Michael Doyle and Marisa Taylor McClatchy Washington Bureau 10 December 2014 WASHINGTON The well-paid psychologists had a plan and a contract to make terrorists talk. And when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resisted, … Continue reading

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Profiting Massively From Torture: Designers Of CIA Torture Program Raked In $81 Million (And Are Still Getting Money)

Profiting Massively From Torture: Designers Of CIA Torture Program Raked In $81 Million (And Are Still Getting Money) from the how-do-they-sleep-at-night? dept There are so many incredible things in the CIA Torture Report that will be discussed and analyzed over … Continue reading

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This Disaster Happened Because the CIA Outsourced Accountability

This Disaster Happened Because the CIA Outsourced Accountability Patrick M. Skinner 11:10 AM ET The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Va. Larry Downing—Reuters Patrick M. Skinner is the Director of Special Projects for The Soufan Group. He … Continue reading

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