Tag Archives: Iraq

Kafkaesque Laws, Nisour Square, and the Trials of the Former Blackwater Guards

[Translate] Kafkaesque Laws, Nisour Square, and the Trials of the Former Blackwater Guards

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Heritage politics and private military contractors in Iraq

[Translate] Heritage politics and private military contractors in Iraq

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Firm pays $2.6M settlement after hiring base guards in Iraq who US says couldn’t shoot

[Translate] Firm pays $2.6M settlement after hiring base guards in Iraq who US says couldn’t shoot By CHAD GARLAND | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 17, 2017 A security firm accused of billing the Defense Department millions of dollars for … Continue reading

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Private Iraq Guards

[Translate] Private Iraq Guards By Vin Gurrieri Law360, New York (October 17, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT) — The full Ninth Circuit on Tuesday let stand its decision that thousands of armed guards at U.S. military bases in Iraq can collectively … Continue reading

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Private military and security companies, contract structure, market competition, and violence in Iraq

[Translate] Private military and security companies, contract structure, market competition, and violence in Iraq Benjamin Tkach First Published May 4, 2017 Research Article Abstract Conflict environments exacerbate an incentive dilemma between employers and private military and security companies (PMSCs). PMSCs … Continue reading

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War, law, jurisdiction, and juridical othering: private military securitycontractors and the Nisour Square massacre

[Translate] War, law, jurisdiction, and juridical othering: private military securitycontractors and the Nisour Square massacre

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Contractor gets 3-year sentence for Iraq fraud that cost U.S. millions

[Translate] Contractor gets 3-year sentence for Iraq fraud that cost U.S. millions In Fredericksburg, Va., 30 U.S. police officers are trained by DynCorp in preparation to train police in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Rachel Weiner October … Continue reading

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Beyond Iraq: The Socioeconomic Trajectories of Private Military Veteran

[Translate] Beyond Iraq: The Socioeconomic Trajectories of Private Military Veteran

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Former Blackwater security guard Nick Slatten: ‘I am a POW in my own country’

[Translate] Former Blackwater security guard Nick Slatten: ‘I am a POW in my own country’ Michael Collins, USA TODAY Published 9:40 a.m. ET Sept. 25, 2017 | Updated 4:47 p.m. ET Sept. 25, 2017 (Photo: AP) WASHINGTON – Nick Slatten … Continue reading

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Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments

[Translate] Contractors accuse Iraq of shake downs to force tax payments By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Sep 25, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — American military contractors operating in Iraq are accusing Baghdad of employing strong-arm tactics to make them pay exorbitant … Continue reading

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