|Iraq: CACI Contracts Blocked|
by Ellen McCarthy, Washington Post
May 26th, 2004
The Interior Department's inspector general is reviewing the contracting procedures that allowed the Army to hire civilian interrogators in Iraq and has blocked the Army from using the contract to place new orders with Arlington-based CACI International Inc., an agency spokesman said yesterday.
|Iraq: Contractors Implicated in Prison Abuse Remain on the Job|
by Joel Brinkley and James Glanz, New York Times
May 4th, 2004
More than two months after a classified Army report found that two contract workers were implicated in the abuse of Iraqis at a prison outside Baghdad, the companies that employ them say that they have heard nothing from the Pentagon, and that they have not removed any employees from Iraq.
|Iraq: CACI to Open Probe of Workers |
by By Renae Merle and Ellen McCarthy, Washington Post
May 3rd, 2004
Defense contractor CACI International Inc. said yesterday it launched an independent investigation of its employees in connection with allegations that Iraqi detainees were abused by U.S. soldiers at an Army-run prison in Iraq.
|Iraq: Prisoner Abuse Appears More Extensive
by T. Christian Miller, Los Angeles Times
May 2nd, 2004
At least one Iraqi prisoner died after interrogation, some were threatened with attack dogs and others were kept naked in tiny cells without running water or ventilation, according to an account written by a military police sergeant who is one of six U.S. soldiers charged in a growing scandal over prisoner abuse in Iraq.
|Iraq: Prison Workers Questioned|
by T. Christian Miller and Greg Miller, Los Angeles Times
May 1st, 2004
CACI International of Arlington, Va., said the employees had
volunteered to be interviewed in a case in which six U.S. soldiers have been charged with sexually and physically abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad.
|Iraq: Trade Fair Postponed Over Security Fears|
by Joshua Chaffin and Salamander Davoudi, Financial Times
April 1st, 2004
The deteriorating security situation in Iraq has prompted the postponement of a US-led trade fair aimed at accelerating reconstruction in the country amid heightening concerns about the safety of foreign civilians working there. Organisers of Destination Baghdad Expo, that was due to begin on Monday, postponed the event following the gruesome killings on Wednesday of four western contract workers in the city of Falluja.
|US: Opens Probe Into Contractor Titan Corp. |
by Renae Merle , Washington Post
March 6th, 2004
The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether San Diego defense contractor Titan Corp. made illegal payments to international consultants, endangering Lockheed Martin Corp.'s plan to buy the firm.
|US: Army, Industry Speed Document Exploitation |
by Ann Roosevelt, Defense Daily
February 10th, 2004
The Army has enlisted The Sytex Group, Inc.'s Sytex unit and American Management Systems [AMSY] to aid soldiers in Iraq translate and manage captured foreign documents with the Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX) Tactical Support Suite (TSS).
|Iraq: Bay Area civilian vanishes in Iraq|
by Colin Freeman, San Francisco Chronicle
November 11th, 2003
A Moss Beach man working as a contractor for the U.S. Army in Iraq has mysteriously disappeared while driving along an isolated road north of the country's violence-plagued Sunni Triangle.
|Afghanistan: Ex-SAS man framed for Kabul killings|
by Lucy Morgan Edwards, Sunday Times (London)
June 15th, 2003
A BRITISH man held in jail in Kabul and accused of killing two Afghans in a mysterious shoot-out in his hotel bedroom has declared his innocence.
|Georgia: US Privatizes Military Aid |
by Nick Paton Walsh, Guardian (London)
June 6th, 2003
The Pentagon is to privatise its military presence in Georgia by contracting a team of retired US military officers to equip and advise the former Soviet republic's crumbling military, embellishing an eastward expansion that has enraged Moscow.
|USA: Spying for Fun and Profit|
by Kari Lydersen, Alternet
May 28th, 2003
Survelliance technologies raise serious questions about invasions of privacy and violations of civil liberties. They also cost a lot of money. Taxpayers fund this massively beefed up security. Private corporations and even individuals are also paying large amounts to boost their own security procedures in light of the war on terrorism. Naturally, someone is also profiting off this boom.
|Iraq: Plugging Into The Networked War|
by Diane Brady , Business Week
April 21st, 2003
When Frank C. Lanza pictures combat in Iraq, he sees the invisible links connecting the electronics installed on fighter jets and tanks to commanders sitting hundreds, even thousands, of miles away. He sees dumb bombs made "smart," and unmanned vehicles that can assess Saddam's strongholds. On the home front, the CEO of L-3 Communications Corp. already sees his company's equipment handling tasks ranging from airport security to training first responders for terrorist attacks. And after the war, he foresees helping to rebuild a shattered Iraq with L-3's networked software and infrastructure consultants.
|US: Air Force job to send 100 Sytex staffers to Asia|
by Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer
January 31st, 2003
A Doylestown information technology company signed a five-year, $98 million contract yesterday to provide communications support services to the Air Force in southwestern Asia.
|Kuwait: Poway man killed, San Diegan injured|
by Bradley J. Fikes, North County Times
January 22nd, 2003
A North County software executive was shot and killed in Kuwait on Tuesday and a colleague injured by the same gunman in an ambush near an American military base.
|US: Seeking Nashville Kurds|
December 31st, 2002
Kurdish immigrants in Nashville are among those being recruited in three cities to work as translators for Army troops and personnel in case of war in Iraq.
|US: Prophet Rushed to the Field For Intelligence Collection |
by Elizabeth G. Book, National Defense Magazine
April 1st, 2002
The Army's tactical signals-intelligence and electronic-warfare system, the Prophet, has undergone a faster-than-planned development cycle, in order to meet operational needs in Afghanistan. The systems in the field today are not the full "100 percent solution," officials said, but they provide a sound foundation for the Army to plan future upgrades.
|US: 'New War' May Shift Defense Spending|
by Gary Gentile, Associated Press
October 1st, 2001
In the nation's "new kind of war" on terrorism, defense spending is likely to focus as much on information and surveillance as bombs and bullets.
|US: War on Terror, or Fight Against Old Enemies?|
by Robert Fisk, The Independent (UK)
September 25th, 2001
So we are not really being asked to fight "world terror". We are being asked to fight America's enemies. If that means bagging the murderers behind the atrocities in New York and Washington, few would object. But it does raise the question of why those thousands of innocents are more important -- more worthy of our effort and perhaps blood -- than all the other thousands of innocents. And it also raises a much more disturbing question: whether or not the crime against humanity committed in the US on 11 September is to be met with justice -- or a brutal military assault intended to extend American political power in the Middle East.