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Bridging the Gap: Mobilisation Constraints and Contractor Support to US and UK Military Operations

Journal of Strategic Studies Bridging the Gap: Mobilisation Constraints and Contractor Support to US and UK Military Operations Eugenio Cusumanoa Author affiliations a International Relations, University of Leiden, The Netherlands Eugenio Cusumano is a lecturer in International Relations at the … Continue reading

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C3PO’s $6M Suit Over Terminated DynCorp Contract Slashed

C3PO’s $6M Suit Over Terminated DynCorp Contract Slashed By Margaret Harding Law360, Washington (February 25, 2015, 3:21 PM ET) — A Texas federal judge on Tuesday pared down a nearly $6.6 million breach of contract suit against DynCorp International LLC … Continue reading

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The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Controls Over the Contract Management Process for U.S. Direct Assistance Need Improvement

Audit Report 02-26-2015 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Controls Over the Contract Management Process for U.S. Direct Assistance Need Improvement (Project No. D2014-D000JB-0213.000) DODIG-2015-082 The report is For Official Use Only. To request … Continue reading

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Fayetteville man killed in Kabul remembered as ‘genuine, down to earth’

Fayetteville man killed in Kabul remembered as ‘genuine, down to earth’ Posted January 30 Fayetteville, N.C. — An American contractor who was shot and killed at the Kabul airport Thursday was from Fayetteville. Walt Fisher, a former Fayetteville and Spring … Continue reading

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Improving the Effectiveness of U.S. Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan by Enhancing Oversight and Addressing Key Areas of High Risk

Statement for the Record Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs U.S. Senate Improving the Effectiveness of U.S. Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan by Enhancing Oversight and Addressing Key Areas of High Risk Statement … Continue reading

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SARAH CHAYES / CORRUPTION

February 20, 2015 Press Conference USA SARAH CHAYES / CORRUPTION On this edition of the program, host Carol Castiel, Digital Managing Editor of VOA’s Afghan Service Akmal Dawi, and VOA Corruption Correspondent Jeffrey Young speak with Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate … Continue reading

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Canada and contracted war: Afghanistan and beyond

Canada and contracted war: Afghanistan and beyond Author(s): Christopher Spearin International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p525. Abstract It is important to recognize the multifaceted, and sometimes necessary, role military and security contracting played in supporting the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) … Continue reading

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Private Insecurity

Private Insecurity By admin Posted December 30, 2014 Video: Afghan security contractors undermine the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — When a commercial convoy hauling supplies for U.S. and NATO bases came under attack from Taliban insurgents in the western … Continue reading

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‘Indefensible’: Report reveals extent of ‘burn pit’ pollution inhaled by US troops in Afghanistan

Armed Forces ‘Indefensible’: Report reveals extent of ‘burn pit’ pollution inhaled by US troops in Afghanistan By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos Published February 14, 2015 Shown here is a burn pit at Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan. (SIGAR) U.S. troops who risked … Continue reading

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The Human Cost of the Military’s Toxic Burn Pits

The Human Cost of the Military’s Toxic Burn Pits Taxpayers wasted millions to replace open-air burning, but the damage was done by MATTHEW GAULT Jason Dawson joined the Marines in 2003 and went to Iraq in 2006. He deployed to … Continue reading

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