Category Archives: David Isenberg

Now, That’s Chutzpah!

Now, That’s Chutzpah! September 24, 2014 by David Isenberg   Follow @vanidan @vanidan An Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. There are times, when reading about current world affairs, … Continue reading

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Sep. 22 2014 book reading by Ann Hagedorn, author, The Invisible Soldiers, Part 3:

Sep. 22 2014 book reading by Ann Hagedorn, author, The Invisible Soldiers, Part 3:

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The Mother of All Security Details

September 8, 2014 By David Isenberg The Bremer Detail: Protecting The Most Threatened Man in the World By Frank Gallagher with John M. Del Vecchio September 30, 2014 Paperback, 288pp. Open Road Integrated Media   By now most people understand … Continue reading

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Say This Seven Times Fast: See Security Contractors Save Ships at Sea

Say This Seven Times Fast: See Security Contractors Save Ships at Sea by David Isenberg (August 27, 2014)  If you have read my writings over the years ( here, here, and here, for example)  you will know I’ve often been … Continue reading

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David Isenberg interview on RT America re NYT article on 2007 threat by Blackwater project manager

RT America – June 30, 2014 June 30, 2014 21:48 Download video (297.26 MB) The State Department dropped a 2007 investigation of security contractor Blackwater after the lead investigator was threatened by the company’s project manager. Daniel Carroll reportedly told … Continue reading

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The following interview with David Isenberg was carried out in Washington D.C., on January 15, 2014

David Isenberg, Analyst in National and International Security Affairs Posted By Patrick M. Renz and Frauke Heidemann on Jan 15, 2014 in Interviews, Slider | 0 comments The following interview with David Isenberg [1] was carried out in Washington D.C., … Continue reading

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Erik Prince and Bubblin Crude: “Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea”

February 5, 2014  Erik Prince and Bubblin Crude: “Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea”   By David Isenberg If you have been following the news recently you would have seen a spate of articles  regarding Erik Prince’s latest business … Continue reading

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HOW KELLOGG, BROWN AND ROOT BECAME INVOLVED IN USG WORK ON IRAQ OIL MATTERS

HOW KELLOGG, BROWN AND ROOT BECAME INVOLVED IN USG WORK ON IRAQ OIL MATTERS By David Isenberg January 21, 2014 Remember the old cliché that journalism is “the first rough draft of history”? Well, when it comes to one aspect … Continue reading

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What the World Can Learn From DynCorp

January 14, 2014 What the World Can Learn From DynCorp By David Isenberg In the past, Dyncorp has come in for criticism for its work in Iraq and Afghanistan. While deserved, that is hardly the end of the story. It … Continue reading

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THE ART OF LYING (VERY) BADLY

Eeben Barlow’s Military and Security Blog  About Me I saw active service in conventional, clandestine and covert units of the South African Defence Force. I was the founder of the Private Military Company (PMC) Executive Outcomes in 1989 and its … Continue reading

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