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Audit of Bureau of Diplomatic Security Worldwide Protective Services Contract Task Order 10 Kabul Embassy Security Force

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL AUD-MERO-15-03 Office of Audits October 2014 Audit of Bureau of Diplomatic Security Worldwide Protective Services Contract Task Order 10 Kabul Embassy Security Force

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Probe exposes sloppy management by security firm guarding U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Probe exposes sloppy management by security firm guarding U.S. Embassy in Kabul By Luke Rosiak | November 4, 2014 | 5:00 am Topics: Watchdog Afghanistan National Security State Department Inspectors General Accountability The contractors could not show that “guards are … Continue reading

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After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace

After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace Miles, Renanah. Political Science Quarterly128.3 (Fall 2013): 489-516. Abstract (summary) Responding to the need for civilian assistance in Iraq, as well as to legislative pressure, the State Department created an … Continue reading

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The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan

The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan Kashmir Monitor 1 June 2014 Copyright 2014. The Kashmir Monitor WASHINGTON, June 1 — News coverage of President Barack Obama‘s speech at West Point this week focused on one seemingly hard and fast … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera English segment on Blackwater trial, Sep. 2, 2014 – Interviewee, David Isenberg

See segment here David Isenberg, interviewee US jury to rule in Blackwater trial Jury to decide on fate of contractors from private security firm accused of killing 14 Iraqis seven years ago. Last updated: 03 Sep 2014 13:56 After ten … Continue reading

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Pakistani officials bribed by military contractors: IG

Politics Pakistani officials bribed by military contractors: IG The Washington Times By Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 1 October 2014 State Department investigators uncovered evidence that agents working for one of the largest U.S. military contractors paid tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Iraq stymied State Department probe into military contractor kickbacks

Accountability Iraq stymied State Department probe into military contractor kickbacks The Washington Times By Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 24 September 2014 State Department investigators last year quit probing kickback charges against one of the government’s largest military contractors because … Continue reading

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Family of Security Workers Killed in Iraq Take on Uncle Sam at the 9th Circuit

Thursday, September 11, 2014Last Update: 10:21 AM PT   Family of Security Workers Killed in Iraq Take on Uncle Sam at the 9th Circuit By TIM HULL   (CN) – A shadowy federal policy gave hired guns in Iraq freedom … Continue reading

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SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers

SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers By Carlo Munoz Stars and Stripes Published: September 18, 2014 At a cost of $6.5 million, the State Department built six telecommunications towers in Afghanistan that have apparently never … Continue reading

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A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 08:29 AM EST   A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors   Here’s a topic Benghazi hearings should cover: Military contractors’ enormous role, and their shameful treatment Mitchell Zuckoff Topics: … Continue reading

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