Category Archives: State Department

The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan

The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan Kashmir Monitor 1 June 2014 Copyright 2014. The Kashmir Monitor WASHINGTON, June 1 — News coverage of President Barack Obama‘s speech at West Point this week focused on one seemingly hard and fast … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera English segment on Blackwater trial, Sep. 2, 2014 – Interviewee, David Isenberg

See segment here David Isenberg, interviewee US jury to rule in Blackwater trial Jury to decide on fate of contractors from private security firm accused of killing 14 Iraqis seven years ago. Last updated: 03 Sep 2014 13:56 After ten … Continue reading

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Pakistani officials bribed by military contractors: IG

Politics Pakistani officials bribed by military contractors: IG The Washington Times By Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 1 October 2014 State Department investigators uncovered evidence that agents working for one of the largest U.S. military contractors paid tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Iraq stymied State Department probe into military contractor kickbacks

Accountability Iraq stymied State Department probe into military contractor kickbacks The Washington Times By Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 24 September 2014 State Department investigators last year quit probing kickback charges against one of the government’s largest military contractors because … Continue reading

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Family of Security Workers Killed in Iraq Take on Uncle Sam at the 9th Circuit

Thursday, September 11, 2014Last Update: 10:21 AM PT   Family of Security Workers Killed in Iraq Take on Uncle Sam at the 9th Circuit By TIM HULL   (CN) – A shadowy federal policy gave hired guns in Iraq freedom … Continue reading

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SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers

SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers By Carlo Munoz Stars and Stripes Published: September 18, 2014 At a cost of $6.5 million, the State Department built six telecommunications towers in Afghanistan that have apparently never … Continue reading

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A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 08:29 AM EST   A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors   Here’s a topic Benghazi hearings should cover: Military contractors’ enormous role, and their shameful treatment Mitchell Zuckoff Topics: … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Security Details

September 8, 2014 By David Isenberg The Bremer Detail: Protecting The Most Threatened Man in the World By Frank Gallagher with John M. Del Vecchio September 30, 2014 Paperback, 288pp. Open Road Integrated Media   By now most people understand … Continue reading

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Rabbis urge Obama to act in Cuba prison case Time running out for Md. man after 5 years, wife says

Rabbis urge Obama to act in Cuba prison case Time running out for Md. man after 5 years, wife says The Baltimore Sun By Matthew Hay Brown 5 August 2014 3A Copyright 2014, The Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON — Three hundred … Continue reading

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Is Alan Gross Near Death in Cuba Prison?

Is Alan Gross Near Death in Cuba Prison? Jailed Jewish Contractor ‘Says Good-Byes’ to Family gross family By JTA Published August 05, 2014. Alan Gross’ family says the State Department contractor jailed in Cuba has made his goodbyes. “During a … Continue reading

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