Private security contractors such as Blackwater and DynCorp are now a fact of life in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the need for security outstrips the capacity of the US military. These contractors play a crucial role, but sometimes questionable behavior and hazy laws create setbacks for US efforts. Middlebury political scientist Kateri Carmola discusses how this tension can undermine US goals.
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Buried deep in the bowels of Middleburys Franklin Environmental Center are some pretty amazing things. In fact, the buildings systems are so advanced they helped earn it LEED Platinum certification — the best rating for efficiency in the US But do these systems really live up to their hype? A new high-tech touch screen in the Franklin lobby is helping tell the story. More at MiddMag Dispatches: middmag.com
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