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Iraq Counts on Magic Wands to Stop ISIS

Iraq Counts on Magic Wands to Stop ISIS by ICSSI Baghdad on May 17, 2015 • 14:11 No Comments Source: thedailybeast Despite warnings they didn’t work, Baghdad bought $85 million worth of gadgets that supposedly detect explosives. Today, two years after … Continue reading

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ABRUPT END TO LIFELONG JOURNEY; A young man driven by adventure and family dies suddenly while working in Iraq.

EPILOGUE: TOMMY MCNEELEY LOCAL ABRUPT END TO LIFELONG JOURNEY; A young man driven by adventure and family dies suddenly while working in Iraq. Tampa Bay Times By ANDREW MEACHAM TIMES STAFF WRITER 28 May 2015 On the still-ascending arc of … Continue reading

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War claims and private security contractors: the strategic and regulatory benefits of paying host-nation claims against U.S. contractors

War claims and private security contractors: the strategic and regulatory benefits of paying host-nation claims against U.S. contractors Author(s): Steven M. Seigel Source:Public Contract Law Journal. 43.4 (Summer 2014): p653.  http://www.abanet.org Full Text: INTRODUCTION Over the combined course of the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Private Security Contractors, Fanning The Flames In Afghanistan? (AUDIO)

Exclusive: Private Security Contractors, Fanning The Flames In Afghanistan? (AUDIO) Presence of US-backed private security in Afghanistan seems only to contribute to the ongoing violence. By Jo Erickson As the world media spotlight fixes on the Syria crisis, hidden from … Continue reading

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Russia may start hiring mercenaries

Russia may start hiring mercenaries 10 November 2014 – 9:55amRoman Khudyakov, a Russian MP of the LDPR, proposed formation of a military subdivision consisting of foreigners. His proposal was sent to the Russian Defense Ministry and the CSTO, Izvestia reports.

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DynCorp seeks flexibility from creditors, promising savings from workforce reductions

DynCorp seeks flexibility from creditors, promising savings from workforce reductions Washington Business Journal Online By Jill R. Aitoro 3 November 2014 As revenues plummet, DynCorp International Inc. is seeking some added flexibility from its creditors to trim the amount it … Continue reading

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Mercenaries and America’s Defense

Letters to the Editor Mercenaries and America’s Defense The Wall Street Journal 29 October 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 … Continue reading

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Military immigrant program halted

Military immigrant program halted Even a change that only affects a small group has created a bureaucratic headache. | Getty By SEUNG MIN KIM and JEREMY HERB | 10/23/14 5:18 PM EDT Updated: 10/23/14 7:23 PM EDT A popular military … Continue reading

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Blackwater Guards Verdict Seen as Modest U.S., Iraq Gain

Blackwater Guards Verdict Seen as Modest U.S., Iraq Gain By Andrew Zajac Oct 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET 39 Comments  Photographer: Cliff Owen/AP Photo Former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington,… Read More A former Blackwater … Continue reading

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Feds Buy Back USASpending Website After Contractor Bankruptcy

Feds Buy Back USASpending Website After Contractor Bankruptcy kentoh/Shutterstock.com By Rebecca Carroll October 10, 2014 1 Comment The government procured its own spending transparency website and the primary data system behind it on the same day last month the contract … Continue reading

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