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2010-11-12 16:03:00

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EOD Technology, Inc. (EODT), a professional services company providing strategic stability operations support worldwide, was one of 45 international firms to become Charter Signatories to the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers. The ICoC establishes global standards for the private security industry and sets the stage for eventual company certification and oversight mechanisms. (Logo:...

2008-12-08 13:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following remarks are being released by the U.S. Department of Justice: WASHINGTON, D.C. ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL PATRICK ROWAN: Good afternoon. My name is Pat Rowan. I'm the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. I am joined on stage by Jeffrey Taylor, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Joseph Persichini, Jr., the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. The prosecutors on this...

2008-05-02 16:05:00

When superhero Tony Stark isn't donning his Iron Man armor to personally rough up villains, he's pitching the U.S. military on new gadgets to fight the War on Terror. "They say the best weapon is one you never have to fire," Stark tells a group of military officers in the "Iron Man" film that opens today. "I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once." The Marvel comic book character's suit embodies a futuristic technology that may enhance human capabilities in war, but the current...

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2007-10-23 21:00:00

By RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON - Heavier guns and sturdier trucks would not have saved a team of Blackwater USA guards brutally killed in March 2004 after being lured by corrupt Iraqi forces into a well-planned ambush, the embattled private security contractor contends in a report to Congress. This conclusion sharply contradicts the findings of a congressional investigation led by House Democrats and a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of the four slain guards. Blackwater is cast...

2005-12-22 11:36:29

By Bernd Debusmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unprecedented lawsuit stemming from the gruesome killing of four American civilians in Iraq is slowly making its way through the U.S. legal system, closely watched by companies estimated to field up to 100,000 contractors alongside the U.S. military. Lawyers and military experts say the case highlights legal gray zones, a lack of regulation and little oversight of a booming global industry believed to bring in more than $150 billion...