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War by contract? The scope, drivers and implications of military privatization

War by contract? The scope, drivers and implications of military privatization Korbel School of International Studies Academic Year 2013-2014 Dr Eugenio Cusumano Eugenio.cusumano @du.edu Course Description The growing privatization of military support functions such as logistics, training and armed security … Continue reading

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US Needs Mercenaries to Continue Interventionist Foreign Policy: Former Marine Captain

US Needs Mercenaries to Continue Interventionist Foreign Policy: Former Marine Captain “For domestic political reasons US ground troops are not practical or an option, so security contractors, as they are not ‘troops,’ are usable,” former marine captain said © US … Continue reading

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The Future of Blackwater and Other Guns for Hire

The Wall Street Journal Bookshelf The Future of Blackwater and Other Guns for Hire Paying for a soldier’s health care and retirement pension is far more costly than hiring contractors, even at exorbitant rates. Linda Robinson Oct. 22, 2014 6:43 … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Spying – How the NSA Has Turned Into a Giant Profit Center for Corrupt Insiders

It’s Not Just Spying – How the NSA Has Turned Into a Giant Profit Center for Corrupt Insiders Dear NSA Employees, You Now Have a Green Light to Loot and Pillage by Michael Krieger | Liberty Blitzkrieg | October 21, 2014 … Continue reading

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Overseas federal contractor jobs common in industry

Overseas federal contractor jobs common in industry Oct. 19, 2014 – 01:21PM Retired Army Col. Scott Lang went downrange as a civilian for defense contractor Exelis Mission Systems Corp. (Aaron Hunt / Exelis Systems Corp.) By Adam Stone Special to … Continue reading

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The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: any Legal Limit?

Forthcoming “The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: any Legal Limit?”, forthcoming in International Community Law Review, 2014 Uploaded by Mirko Sossai Abstract: The purpose of the present analysis is to investigate whether the law of collective … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Privatizing Security

The Consequences of Privatizing Security 11 November 2013 By Linn Kristin Klausen Controversy over private security companies sparked late last month in Malaysia as the country experienced two armed robberies by security guards. This follows closely after public outcry earlier … Continue reading

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War by Contract. The Scope, Drivers and Implications of Military Privatisation

War by Contract. The Scope, Drivers and Implications of Military Privatisation

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MBA’s Go to War: Competition in the Private Security Market and Conflict Outcomes Benjamin Tkach Texas A&M University (TAMU), Central Texas October 1, 2013 Abstract: Does competition shape private security firms’ influence on conflict outcomes? PSFs have operated internationally for … Continue reading

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Clergy ask gov. to take prison from private company

News Clergy ask gov. to take prison from private company The Meridian Star TERRI FERGUSON SMITH By Terri Ferguson Smith tsmith@themeridianstar.com 12 October 2014 In the wake of a lawsuit alleging neglect and abuse of prisoners, a group of Mississippi … Continue reading

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