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Overseas Contractor Count – 3rd Qtr 2015 – Down 7,500

Overseas Contractor Count – 3rd Qtr 2015 – Down 7,500 By William Beaver on August 8, 2015 in Overseas Contracting Outlook In 3rd quarter FY 2015, USCENTCOM reported approximately 41,922 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. … Continue reading

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Doe No. 1 v. Burke, 91 A. 3d 1031 – DC: Court of Appeals 2014

Doe No. 1 v. Burke, 91 A. 3d 1031 – DC: Court of Appeals 2014   91 A.3d 1031 (2014) John DOE No. 1, Appellant v. Susan L. BURKE, Appellee. No. 13-CV-83.District of Columbia Court of Appeals.Argued January 29, 2014.Decided … Continue reading

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Note to readers

In case you were wondering why there have been no postings since August 7 the short answer is that I had a major PC crash.  I have had to get a new PC and given the volumes of data, as … Continue reading

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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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