Daily Archives: January 4, 2014

Private Military Contractors: Deploy or Avoid? Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’in Iraq

[Translate] Private Military Contractors: Deploy or Avoid? Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’in Iraq

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The Simon Mann Trial, the Demise of the “Dogs of War,” and the Discursive Legitimation of “Humanitarian” Private Security Companies in Africa

[Translate] Journal of International and Intercultural Communication   Volume 4, Issue 4, 2011   The Simon Mann Trial, the Demise of the “Dogs of War,” and the Discursive Legitimation of “Humanitarian” Private Security Companies in Africa   Marouf Hasian Jr.* … Continue reading

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The Canadian Forces Use of Armed Contractors

[Translate]   The Canadian Forces Use of Armed Contractors

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Private military service operations in Africa

[Translate] Private military service operations in Africa  Do private military services alter the reasons for, the nature of and distribution of global military operations? Governments – like the United States – are increasingly outsourcing what were once government military specific … Continue reading

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Basra invites British back for security role

[Translate] Basra invites British back for security role Six years after the last British troops left amid a barrage of bombs and mortars, the Iraqi city of Basra is to re-enlist UK military expertise to oversee its security again Iraqi … Continue reading

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