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I'm no expert but from what I've read the main links come from it's setup, recruitment and association with Enron. Most of it's top emloyees are recruited from the Pentagon, State Department and CIA. It was set up by Truman shortly after WW2 to provide jobs for veterans and has had integeral links with government ever since. According to the company itself 98% of it's business comes from the US government and it's widely reported that DynCorp uses "administration insiders". Enron's Herbert S Winokur member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a director of DynCorp since 1988, according to a May 9, 2001 Proxy Statement. Winokur was the also Chairman of the Board of DynCorp from 1988 to 1997. Winokur was also a director of Harvard Management Company and a member of Harvard Corporation. Enron was lead investor in DynCorp. Dudley Mecum, DynCorp Director since 1988, who just happened to also be the managing director of Winokur's Capricorn Holdings Inc., as well as CitiGroup, the New York banking conglomerate. DynCorp's auditor of record was Enron's Arthur Andersen. Dyncorp's clients include the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI, CIA, and HUD. A group of Ecuadoran peasants filed a class action against the company in September 2001. The suit alleges that herbicides spread by DynCorp in Colombia were drifting across the border, withering legitimate crops, causing human and livestock illness, and, in several cases, killing children. Assistant Secretary of State Rand Beers intervened in the case right away telling the judge the lawsuit posed "a grave risk to US national security and foreign policy objectives." Theories are rife across Latin America that DynCorp has always functioned as a cut-out for Pentagon and CIA covert operations. It trains "police forces" in some of the US's most brutal client states, including El Salvador, Panama, Haiti and Bosnia. Kathryn Bolkovac, a U.N. International Police Force monitor filed a lawsuit in Britain in 2001 against DynCorp for firing her after she reported that Dyncorp police trainers in Bosnia were paying for prostitutes and participating in sex trafficking. Many of the Dyncorp employees were forced to resign under suspicion of illegal activity. But none were prosecuted, since they enjoy immunity from prosecution in Bosnia. DynCorp was ordered to pay £110,000 by an employment tribunal. DynCorp Merged with Computer Sciences Corporation Dec 2002.DynCorp has a UK subsiduary DynCorp Aerospace Operations (UK) -RT _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk