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The Blackwater Verdict Signals America’s Growing Dependence on Wall Street to Wage War

The Blackwater Verdict Signals America’s Growing Dependence on Wall Street to Wage War By Sean McFate Earlier this week, a federal jury convicted four Blackwater Worldwide guards in the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. For many, these guilty … Continue reading

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Who’s Going to Get Rich Fighting the Islamic State?

Argument Who’s Going to Get Rich Fighting the Islamic State? Obama’s small war means big profits — and little oversight — for defense contractors and hired guns. BY William D. Hartung OCTOBER 27, 2014 Erik Prince has an idea. The … Continue reading

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The Blackwater trial: A shameful case exposes a murky world

The Blackwater trial: A shameful case exposes a murky world Out of America: The Blackwater trial of US mercenaries who killed civilians in Iraq highlights the role of ‘private security’ in modern wars Rupert Cornwell Sunday 26 October 2014 It … Continue reading

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Blackwater Provided Lessons in How to Deal With Contractors

Blackwater Provided Lessons in How to Deal With Contractors Kateri Carmola runs a consulting firm assisting security companies with compliance and human rights due diligence. She is the author of “Private Military Contractors and New Wars: Risk, Law & Ethics.” UPDATED OCTOBER … Continue reading

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Reserve Soldiers’ Jobs for Soldiers, Not Contractors

Reserve Soldiers’ Jobs for Soldiers, Not Contractors Kori Schake, a fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the author of “State of Disrepair,”about strengthening American diplomacy. UPDATED OCTOBER 26, 2014, 5:45 PM The American military is profoundly dependent on civilian contractors in the conduct of … Continue reading

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Blackwater Shows That Contractors Let the Military Outsource Its Responsiblity

Blackwater Shows That Contractors Let the Military Outsource Its Responsiblity Tim Shorrock is the author of “Spies for Hire, The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing.” He is on Twitter. UPDATED OCTOBER 26, 2014, 5:45 PM The Blackwater convictions this week brought me back … Continue reading

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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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