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The New Revolution in Military Affairs: Private Sector Warfare

The New Revolution in Military Affairs: Private Sector Warfare After giving a talk at Johns Hopkins University to the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies back in 2005, former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was asked by … Continue reading

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Wartime contracts have wasted billions

Writing in the Washington Post, Christopher Shays, a former Republican congressman from Connecticut, and Michael Thibault, a former deputy director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, co-chaired the bipartisan federal ‘Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan’. Their findings … Continue reading

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Houses Passes Next Year’s Defense Budget

The US House of Congress voted overwhelmingly to approve next year’s DoD budget, the only government department to receive a double digit increase in funds. The $649 billion budget, less than Obama had sought, includes $119 billion for wars in … Continue reading

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US Defense Spending for next Fiscal Year

Lawmakers expressed growing skepticism about the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday as a House panel approved $649 billion in defense spending for the 2012 fiscal year, including $118 billion for wars abroad. The panel agreed to a proposal by Representative … Continue reading

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