Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

Here’s How Private Contractors Can Help Win the Afghan War

[Translate] Here’s How Private Contractors Can Help Win the Afghan War History and incentives are on their side. Daniel G. Straub September 17, 2017 The president has declared a “path forward” for Afghanistan. Given that the United States is at … Continue reading

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For Country, Liberty, and Money: Privateering and the Ideologies of the American Revolution

[Translate] Senior Independent Study Theses For Country, Liberty, and Money: Privateering and the Ideologies of the American Revolution Scott D. Wagner, The College of WoosterFollow Abstract Along with service in the Continental Army and Navy and the various state militias, … Continue reading

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The Guards, Cooks, and Cleaners of the Afghan War: Migrant Contractors and the Cost of War

[Translate] The Guards, Cooks, and Cleaners of the Afghan War: Migrant Contractors and the Cost of War

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Private Security Outnumbers The Police In Most Countries Worldwide

[Translate] Aug 31, 2017 @ 09:05 AM 693 12 Stocks to Buy Now Private Security Outnumbers The Police In Most Countries Worldwide [Infographic] Niall McCarthy , Contributor Data journalist covering technological, societal and media topics Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors … Continue reading

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Letting mercenaries fight our wars undercuts the Constitution

[Translate] Letting mercenaries fight our wars undercuts the Constitution By Kimberly Wehle, opinion contributor – 09/02/17 03:00 PM EDT 150   © Getty Images The founder of the infamous Blackwater security contracting firm, Erik Prince, recently renewed his call for … Continue reading

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Defense bill would privatize the way the federal government buys everyday staples

[Translate] Defense bill would privatize the way the federal government buys everyday staples House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Tex.) speaks at the U.S. Capitol shortly after the House passed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on July 14. … Continue reading

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The Air Force is struggling to keep pilots in uniform, and now it’s outsourcing a key part of their training

[Translate] The Air Force is struggling to keep pilots in uniform, and now it’s outsourcing a key part of their training Christopher Woody Aug. 24, 2017, 4:24 PM  US Air Force The Air Force has struggled with a “quiet crisis” … Continue reading

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Moscow’s mercenaries reveal the privatisation of Russian geopolitics

[Translate] Moscow’s mercenaries reveal the privatisation of Russian geopolitics Mark Galeotti 29 August 2017 Further revelations regarding the role of Russian private military contractors in Syria exposes how, under Putin, “state” and “private” are often one and the same thing. … Continue reading

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Private prisons boom in Texas and across America under Trump’s immigration crackdown

[Translate] Private prisons boom in Texas and across America under Trump’s immigration crackdown By Lise Olsen August 19, 2017 Updated: August 21, 2017 10:18am   Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff Image 1 of 3 Business is booming for GEO Group, a … Continue reading

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Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Is No Good

[Translate] Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Is No Good Podcast — neo-colonialism in place of sound strategy War College August 21, 2017 Matthew Gault Afghanistan22 podcast15 As the U.S. war in Afghanistan approaches its 17th year, the Trump administration lacks … Continue reading

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