Category Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

Military contracting

Military contracting My newest research agenda examines the dynamics and effects of U.S. military contracting, with a focus on logistics outsourcing and the global army of laborers that support overseas military operations. Over the past 20 years the U.S. has relied … Continue reading

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Private prison companies make huge profits from locking up children, mothers and boast about it

Private prison companies make huge profits from locking up children, mothers and boast about it Sarah Lazare AlterNet Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00 UTC GEO Group and CCA are making a windfall from the rise of controversial family detention centers. … Continue reading

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Mercenaries

10 Things You Don’t Know About Mercenaries TOPICS:military contractors Share to TumblrShare to Google BookmarkShare to FacebookShare to TwitterMore AddThis Share optionsMore Military industry. Special forces or anti-terrorist police soldier, private military contractor armed with weapon during clean-up operation, mission … Continue reading

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Privatised Peacekeeping?

Privatised Peacekeeping? May 13, 2016 · by Deane-Peter Baker · in Militarisation, Peacekeeping Challenges and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). · Over 10 years ago, the Cathedral Peak Hotel, which nestles among the peaks of South Africa’s majestic Drakensburg Mountains, … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers Allege Fraud in Largest Outsourced Military Transportation Contract in US History

Whistleblowers Allege Fraud in Largest Outsourced Military Transportation Contract in US History Whistleblowers Help US Recover $13 Million in False Claims Act Settlement May 03, 2016, 13:26 ET from Hirst Law Group, P.C. DAVIS, Calif., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Two … Continue reading

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How the U.S. Can Defeat Putin’s Shadow War

Matt Dunham/WPA/Getty Sean McFate THREAT 05.13.16 1:00 AM ET How the U.S. Can Defeat Putin’s Shadow War Vladimir Putin has a czarist vision of a greater Russia, and his first order of business is getting the U.S. out of Europe. … Continue reading

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Israel’s privatisation of a ‘shoot-to-kill policy’ against Palestinians

Israel’s privatisation of a ‘shoot-to-kill policy’ against Palestinians #Occupation Private security guards shot dead two Palestinians at Qalandiya crossing. But due to their contractor status, no one has been held accountable Israeli troops patrol the separation wall at Qalandiya, but … Continue reading

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Civil-Private Military Relations: The Impacts of Military Outsourcing on State Capacity and the Control of Force

Civil-Private Military Relations: The Impacts of Military Outsourcing on State Capacity and the Control of Force

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Should War Crimes Investigations be Privatized?

Should War Crimes Investigations be Privatized? 03.05.16 Stéphanie Maupas, correspondent in The Hague Bombed school in Taftanaz, Syria IHH/DR International Criminal Court (ICC) investigations have often failed owing to poor strategy and lack of State cooperation. This has provoked a … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries

Men in Kampala look over their paperwork to go to Iraq for Saracen International security: visas, contracts, yellow fever vaccination documents, and flight tickets. Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries The African nation makes more money from military contractors than coffee By … Continue reading

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