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The Danger Zone

LOGCAP

LOGCAP

(POC) — The U.S. Army plans to compete for four Care of Supplies in Storage task orders in support of the Army Prepositioned Stock program among four prime contractors under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V contract as reported by DVIDSHub last week.

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private military contractors

private military contractors

(POC) — SOC has officially announced the opening of its operations in Ukraine. With forward-operating teams, staff, and supply chains in the region, SOC is positioned to support the ongoing mission-critical needs, as a one-stop resource with seamlessly integrated solutions.

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U.S. Embassy, Russia

U.S. Embassy, Russia

The U.S. State Department expressed concern Wednesday that Americans with dual citizenship with Russia could be conscripted by Moscow to help fight its war against Ukraine.

“Russia may refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ U.S. citizenship, deny their access to U.S. consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and conscript dual nationals for military service,” the State Department said in a statement.

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BACKGROUND: This report provides Department of Defense (DoD) contractor personnel
numbers for 3rd quarter Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) and the current status of efforts underway to
improve management of contractors accompanying United States (U.S.) Forces. It includes data on
DoD contractor personnel deployed in Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and the
U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

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During the Iraq war, private defense contractors providing security and support outnumbered troops on the ground at points. Contractors can enhance US military capacity but also entail risks. US experience with private security contractors holds several key lessons.

Over 20 years after the war began, the Iraq war might best be remembered as America’s most privatized military engagement to

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PMSC

PMSCs

The restructuring and downsizing of offices and personnel within the Defense Department weakened key US oversight functions of PMSCs contracts with the Department. The Defense Department should re-appoint a senior official to oversee policy guidance, coordination within the Defense Department and other US Government agencies, and full implementation of legal and regulatory requirements regarding PMSC oversight. This official could also support efforts to strengthen international standards and national laws on PMSCs. It makes the most sense to be within the Office of the Under Secretary for Defense for Acquisition and

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Ukraine

Ukraine

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $550 million to meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration's seventeenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

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Erik Prince

Erik Prince


Erik Dean Prince is an American businessman, former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, and the founder of the private military company (PMC) Blackwater USA. He served as Blackwater's CEO until 2009 and its chairman until its sale to a group of investors in 2010.

Prince heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group and served as chairman of the Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group until 2021. Prince is the son of an engineer and businessman Edgar Prince, and the brother of former U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

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From the earliest years of our nation’s history, the military has relied on contracting to support its missions. Effective administration of these contracts has been vitally important to the well-being and success of our warfighters. It has helped ensure that contractors met their contractual requirements for cost, schedule, and technical performance. To a large extent, the success of any procurement action has and continues to hinge on how well it is administered during its performance.

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Ukraine

Ukraine

Veterans from those countries' militaries have also gone to Ukraine to help train Ukrainian forces. Andy Milburn, a 31-year US Marine Corps veteran, is in Ukraine leading one of those training efforts.

As Russia's war in Ukraine nears the three-month mark, Moscow has failed to achieve any of its primary objectives. Russian forces have suffered humiliating defeats and taken high casualties and are now focusing their efforts on a much smaller part of eastern Ukraine.

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