Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

The case for private militaries

The case for private militaries Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (iStock) April 20, 2015 The news that ex-Blackwater guards received multi-decade sentences in connection with a 2007 shooting would seem to cement the popular narrative about private military contractors: rogue, out-of-control forces who … Continue reading

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The Men in the Middle

The Men in the Middle Anjali Kamat ▪ Spring 2015 “Crowd of Workers.” Sketch courtesy of Molly Crabapple.* P. Marusamy had just turned twenty-nine when I met him and his friends in early 2014 at a roadside tea shop in … Continue reading

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No signs U.S. backing off private military contractors in wake of Blackwater

No signs U.S. backing off private military contractors in wake of Blackwater Use of private forces has increased Miranda Green 12:54 PM, Apr 17, 2015 4 hours ago Image copyright 2015 Getty Images. All rights reserved. This material may not … Continue reading

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Reining in Soldiers of Fortune

The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributor Reining in Soldiers of Fortune By SEAN MCFATE  APRIL 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Ten years ago, I found myself in Burundi, sipping a Coke with the country’s president, the American ambassador and the president’s … Continue reading

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Payoff: How Congress Ensures Private Prison Profit with an Immigrant Detention Quota

Payoff: How Congress Ensures Private Prison Profit with an Immigrant Detention Quota Download the PDF version of “Payoff: How Congress Ensures Private Prison Profit with an Immigrant Detention Quota” Bethany Carson and Eleana Diaz / April 2015 Table of Contents … Continue reading

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Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors?

Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors? Rachel Martin Weekend Edition – Sunday 10-26-2014 Host: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Rachel Martin. And this… RACHEL MARTIN Time 13:00-14:00 PM RACHEL MARTIN, host: This is WEEKEND EDITION … Continue reading

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Mercenaries and America’s Defense

Mercenaries and America’s Defense Anonymous Wall Street Journal 10-29-2014 Regarding Linda Robinson’s review of Ann Hagedorn’s “The Invisible Soldiers” (Bookshelf, Oct. 23): Ronald Reagan would never have countenanced an Army whose allegiance was split between Wall Street and the flag. … Continue reading

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Documents allege Texas DPS spying on Mexico

Documents allege Texas DPS spying on Mexico Dylan Baddour | April 13, 2015 | Updated: April 13, 2015 6:00pm Internal documents from the Texas Department of Public Safety raise questions about the legality of privately-contracted border protection efforts, the Austin … Continue reading

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It’s A bird? It’s A Plane! No, It’s A Private Drone Contractor!

  It’s A bird? It’s A Plane! No, It’s A Private Drone Contractor! April 10, 2015 by David Isenberg Follow @vanidan @vanidan If there is one constant in the private military and security contracting industry it is that nobody has … Continue reading

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Outsourcing war and security: problems and solutions

Outsourcing war and security: problems and solutions The Conversation Laura A Dickinson, Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Future of War Fellow, New America Foundation International Security Program at George Washington University 12 January 2015 The … Continue reading

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