Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

Private-Public Collusions in our Lives?

Private-Public Collusions in our Lives? by James Hoover / June 14th, 2015 Just before leaving office as president over fifty years ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower cautioned against the potential power of the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT DEALS LACK GOOD SENSE

GOVERNMENT DEALS LACK GOOD SENSE Taranaki Daily News 24 August 2015 Significant numbers of New Zealanders object to government sales of publicly owned assets or deals to have them managed by private companies. They may well find significant numbers of … Continue reading

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Intelligence Contractor Oversight, and More from CRS

Secrecy News Intelligence Contractor Oversight, and More from CRS Posted on Aug.24, 2015 in CRS, Intelligence, Oversight by Steven Aftergood Effective oversight of intelligence community contractors is a particularly difficult exercise since the reliability of official data on contractor activities … Continue reading

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Contract jobs for drone pilots are often overseas

Contract jobs for drone pilots are often overseas By Jeff Schogol, Staff writer 10:50 a.m. EDT April 21, 2015 (Photo: 2nd Lt. Logan Clark/Air Force) 46 CONNECT 37 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Some companies are offering Air Force drone pilots up to twice … 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 2:55 PM, Apr 17, 2015 Image copyright 2015 Getty Images. All rights reserved. This material … Continue reading

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The Former US Military Top-Brass Working for Companies Profiting from Drone Warfare

The Former US Military Top-Brass Working for Companies Profiting from Drone Warfare August 20, 2015 By Solomon Hughes An MQ-9 Reaper Drone. Image via Wikimedia Generals and other top military staff who ran the US “Drone Wars” in the Middle … Continue reading

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War is not a private affair

Editorial: War is not a private affair Updated 8:58 pm, Tuesday, August 18, 2015   Photo illustration ( Jeff Boyer / Times Union ) THE ISSUE: The Pentagon looks to enlist private firms for military drone duties. THE STAKES: It risks … Continue reading

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Book Review of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order

Molly Dunigan, “Book Review of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order, by Sean McFate.” Journal of the Middle East and Africa, 6: 227-233, July 2015. With the prevalence of Islamic insurgencies throughout the Middle East … Continue reading

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Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?

The New York Times Cover Photo Lucretia Gantner and Patrick Guidry, off-duty officers for the New Orleans Police Department, on patrol as part of the privately funded French Quarter Task Force. Credit Edmund D. Fountain for The New York Times … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and the rise of the private military industry

Neoliberalism and the rise of the private military industry

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