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Private Military Contractors

Predator Military Contractors: Privatizing the Drones

David Isenberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

With the advantage of hindsight it turns out that the use of robots is heavily dependent on the use of contractors. It seems that today's Terminators, such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) -- drones -- are heavily dependent on mere mortals.

Milo Minderbinder in Afghanistan: Part 2

David Isenberg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Books
David Isenberg

Here is another excerpt from the recently published book Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban (Prometheus Books, 2012). The f...

PMC Sexual Violence: It's Still a Problem

David Isenberg | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Liability depended on a variety of factors, including the laws of the country where the crime took place and the possible existence of an agreement between U.S. military officials and the government of the host country.

Now Will You Do Something?

David Isenberg | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Bill Baisey has been linked to one of the most high profile fraud cases of Operation Iraqi Freedom -- will the U.S. government at least stop giving him contracts?

Amanda Terkel

Pentagon Paid Billions To Contractors Suspended For Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The military paid a total of $285 billion to more than 100 contractors between 2007 and '09, even though those same companies were defra...

Tamimi 1, KBR 0

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I couldn't let 2010 end without having one last look at one of the major U.S.-based PMCs; the one which, according to one leading PMC trade associatio...

Tell Congress to Hold Blackwater/Xe Accountable

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

One of the most infuriating threads of the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is the lack of accountability for out-of-control private contractors, sending the message that they can get away with anything, including murder.