The DynCorp "See No Evil" Monkey
On January 30 I wrote a post regarding sexual violence by private contractors...Although I was not singling out any company in particular I did mention DynCorp because it served as the inspiration for the movie The Whistleblower...This relates to the infamous cases of sex trafficking and slavery in Bosnia back in the Balkan wars...[M]y past post evidently did not go down well at DynCorp HQ. I was emailed a response by one of their vice presidents taking me to task for my presumed sins. At the request of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in London, which had listed my post in their weekly update, they emailed a similar response to them...As for "thoroughly investigated" and "neither DynCorp nor its employees were involved' in human trafficking,"...DOD IG was not investigating DynCorp for involvement in sex trafficking or slavery but for its "suitability and capability to perform and its procedures for selecting and screening personnel."...I believe DynCorp when it says has taken steps to improve the situation so what happened in Bosnia does not happen again. But to say that this old news and to dispute that "not nearly enough has changed," as a DynCorp official emailed me, is public relations puffery, not dealing with reality.