Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

European Parliament rejects combat role for private security companies

[Translate] European Parliament rejects combat role for private security companies Brooks Tigner, Brussels – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 06 July 2017 An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) want private security companies (PSCs) to be regulated at … Continue reading

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Russian Defense Ministry announces death of Russian military advisor in Syria

[Translate] Russian Defense Ministry announces death of Russian military advisor in Syria  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:02:40 AM Russian military advisor Nikolay Afanasov was killed during militants’ mortar shelling of the Syrian city of Hama, reporters at the Russian Ministry … Continue reading

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Private Military Companies w/Dr. Sean McFate

[Translate] Episode ID: 182587965 Private Military Companies FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers. In recent decades, the private military industry has grown rapidly. Private military companies provide armed combat and security services. Governments, corporations, prominent individuals and even … Continue reading

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Private military contractors aren’t going to do a better job in Afghanistan. Here’s why.

[Translate] Monkey Cage Analysis Private military contractors aren’t going to do a better job in Afghanistan. Here’s why. By Deborah Avant July 12 at 3:27 PM U.S. forces and Afghan security police in Asad Khil near the site of a … Continue reading

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What This White House Really Needs Is Mercenaries

[Translate] What This White House Really Needs Is Mercenaries Oh good, Steve Bannon and Erik Prince have an idea for Afghanistan. Getty By Charles P. Pierce Jul 11, 2017 (Optional Musical Accompaniment To This Post) As long as Steve Bannon, … Continue reading

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Stephen Bannon wants to talk about using mercenaries to solve Afghanistan

[Translate] obsessions GUNS FOR HIRE Stephen Bannon wants to talk about using mercenaries to solve Afghanistan The face of American power abroad? (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) Share Written by Tim Fernholz Obsession “America First” July 11, 2017 Donald Trump’s brain trust … Continue reading

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This Afghan War Plan By The Guy Who Founded Blackwater Should Scare The Hell Out Of You

[Translate] Opinion Mattis “politely listened” to Erik Prince’s spiel before dismissing it. Photo illustration This Afghan War Plan By The Guy Who Founded Blackwater Should Scare The Hell Out Of You By Adam Weinstein on July 11, 2017 In case … Continue reading

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