Revision with unchanged content. The use of private military and security companies has become a regular feature of military activity in the 21st century. In today's military engagements, private companies are taking over an increasingly large array of tasks for forces on deployment. From personnel management to logistics and from catering to base security, private service providers have become a military reality both at home and on the frontlines. In line with the adjustments of the German Armed Forces after the Cold War, the use of private service providers is a reality in Germany as well. What effect does this increasing recourse to private service providers have on the capability of the German Army to independently fulfil its mission? What does this reliance mean for the control of the armed forces and military action? Comparing the experiences of the USA and the UK with the efforts underway in Germany, the author highlights some of the potential pitfalls inherent in the use of private service providers. Developing a new conceptual framework for the analysis of these developments, this work is geared towards those who want to gain an understanding of German military reform and some of its implications.
Tresor prägte in 25 Jahren Techno und Berlin wie kein zweites Label. Zum Geburtstag spendiert das Label ein Loblied an 25 Jahre Kreativität & psychedelische Musik.nnTresor prägte in 25 Jahren Techno und Berlin wie kein zweites Label. Zum Geburtstag spendiert das Label ein Loblied an 25 Jahre Kreativität & psychedelische Musik. Mit Terrence Dixon, Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald, TV Victor, Donato Dozzy, Jon Hassell, Marcelu u.v.a. This record marks the spirit of those 25 years of creativity, a paean to the psychedelic music of Dimitri's youth. From the signature magnetic soundscapes of Vainqueur to the dark textures of upcoming Beijing producer Shao, from Jon Hassell's slow epicurean volutes, to the ritual auras of Marcelus and Claudia Anderson's contributions, from the dub-infused pioneering programming of Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald, to Mønic's enthralling cadences, it represents some of the old and new names that continually epitomise Tresor's perennial spirit of ingenuity. We were space pioneers, says Dimitri. When Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann stumbled into a former bank vault in East Berlin on March 13th 1991, he had little idea that the space he had unlocked would fast become one of Berlin's most influential and enduring techno clubs. We didn't know what would happen 10 months later, he says. We signed a lease for a year. Which eventually got renewed for another three months, and another three months... As Tresor celebrates its 25th anniversary with this work of artists from the US, Germany, China, France, Austria, Italy and the UK, it is worth dwelling on how the cultural conditions that birthed Detroit techno - economic neglect and broken industry - were mirrored by the disused bunkers and impromptu parties of post-unification East Berlin, where techno found new, vigorous expression. Today, though the boom and bust of globalised capitalism has filled the void that followed the Berlin Wall, and techno has become a worldwide industry, we face a new political chapter, one defined by populism, nationalism and mistrust. Contemporary creatives should take inspiration from Tresor's story, an extraordinary experiment born from improvisation, resourcefulness and social neglect that uplifted the spirits of inner city communities for a quarter-century. The East Berlin of 1991 may have disappeared to gentrification, with Tresor's lonely vanguard joined by an army of venues catering to an international array of clubbers benefiting from low cost travel, many of whom settle in the city for good. Berlin is Europe's economic engine, headquarters to global industry and sole traders alike, where Polish, Kurdish and English are as likely to be spoken as German. That range of influences is felt in all areas of life, not least in the city's music. Without Tresor, Berlin would not be what it is today, concludes Dimitri. Even though it sounds a bit pretentious, it is true. Tresor was the prototype for an extraordinary club. It was only possible as a combination of the right time, the right place, the right content and determined people. Excerpt of liner notes, by Rob Sharp - November 2016. TRACKS: 1. Shao - Sensi (Edit) 2. Terrence Dixon - The Switch (Edit) 3. Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald - Electric Dub (Edit) 4. Mønic - What Lies Behind Us 5. TV Victor - La Beff 6. Donato Dozzy - The Night Rider 7. Claudia Anderson - Phase 8. Jon Hassell - Timeless 9. Marcelus - Odawah Jam (Edit) 10. Daughter Produkt - Direction Asymmetry
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