Daily Archives: March 21, 2015

AAR Awarded Contract for Airlift Charter Services with UN

[Translate] AAR Awarded Contract for Airlift Charter Services with UN News Staff posted on March 19, 2015 19:38 (Wood Dale, Ill., March 19, 2015) – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces that AAR Airlift has been awarded a contract by the United … Continue reading

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Stakeholders clear air on armed security on board vessels

[Translate] Stakeholders clear air on armed security on board vessels 17.Mar.2015 The statement issued recently by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) that henceforth ‘all armed and unarmed’ security on board vessels would be prohibited on Nigerian territorial … Continue reading

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Panama Accredits Maritime Security Firm

[Translate] Panama Accredits Maritime Security Firm Posted to Michelle Howard Thursday, March 05, 2015 Photo: ESG Global Security The Panama Maritime Authority has accredited ESC Global Security personnel to offer protection aboard Panamanian-registered vessels, in what is thought to mark … Continue reading

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Privatizing Security in India

[Translate] Privatizing Security in India Amit R. Saksena 03.07.15 In a recent post for International Policy Digest, I argued in favour of hiring private military contractors to deal with issues like terrorism and insurgency movements. National security, like it or … Continue reading

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Families of Beheaded Security Workers in Iraq Lose Appeal

[Translate] Families of Beheaded Security Workers in Iraq Lose Appeal By ADAM KLASFELD (CN) – Families of U.S. contractors kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq almost a decade ago lost their appeal challenging the government policies they say contributed to their … Continue reading

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In Boko Haram Fight, Lines Blur Between Nigeria Troops, Foreign Mercenaries

[Translate] In Boko Haram Fight, Lines Blur Between Nigeria Troops, Foreign Mercenaries Chadian soldiers escorting a group of journalists ride on trucks and pickups in the Nigerian city of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Ibrahim Ahmed, Mike Eckel March 20, 2015 … Continue reading

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Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa

[Translate] Leash the dogs of war; Mercenaries in Africa The Economist. 414.8930 (Mar. 21, 2015): p42(US). South Africa struggles in vain to ban soldiers of fortune DURING the 1980s Leon Lotz fought for the “Koevoet” (“crowbar” in Afrikaans), a South … Continue reading

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Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

[Translate] March 20 2015, 10.45am EDT Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram South Africans have a reputation for being among the best mercenaries in the world. It’s no wonder Nigeria is turning to them. … Continue reading

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