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Jose L. Gomez del Prado

Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Mercenaries, which had practically disappeared during the XIXth and XXth centu

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Business Wire

CACI (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Information Technology Infrastructure work. The 10-year, multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quan

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Janine R. Wedel and Linda Keenan

Contractor officials and employees are involved in all aspects of governing and negotiating "over policy making, implementation, and enforcement," as one legal scholar has noted. Yet Contractor companies are responsible for making a profit for their

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Walter Pincus, Washington Post

DOD plans to spend nearly $1 billion on psychological operations worldwide in 2011 -- and nearly 40% of it will go for contracted services and products. The purpose is "to influence foreign attitudes and behavior in a manner favorable to U.S. objecti

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Warren P. Strobel, J. S. Landay and Joseph Neff

Blackwater tried for 2 years to secure lucrative defense business in Sudan while the country was under U.S. economic sanctions, according to U.S. officials and many documents. . . The Obama administration, however, has decided not to bring charges.

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