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The New Revolution in Military Affairs: Private Sector Warfare

The New Revolution in Military Affairs: Private Sector Warfare After giving a talk at Johns Hopkins University to the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies back in 2005, former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was asked by … Continue reading

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DynCorps PMSC falls short

From the AFP: US-based DynCorps International failed to provide nearly 60 percent of the instructors needed to train Afghan police under a contract with the US government, according to an audit issued Monday. The Defense Department and DynCorps signed a … Continue reading

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ArmorGroup North America Inc. Pays $7.5 in Settlement

The private military and security company (PMSC) ‘ArmorGroup North America INC’, a subsidiary of the UK-based ‘ArmorGroup International’, paid $7.5 million to settle claims its guards visited brothels in Kabul with the knowledge of company officials. The Justice Department said: … Continue reading

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Blackwater Brought to Justice

A former Blackwater Worldwide security contractor was sentenced on Tuesday to 37 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter involving the shooting deaths of two Afghans in Kabul.

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Iraq’s Post-Invasion Prospects?: Business as Usual

With U.S. military forces set to withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year, in an agreement originally brokered by former President Bush, the landscape left behind will look remarkably the same. The spaces and places still driven by … Continue reading

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U.N. Working Group on Mercenaries

The U.N.’s ‘Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination’ was established in July 2005 pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2005/2, … Continue reading

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