Category Archives: David Isenberg

Mattis and the Revolving Door

[Translate] Published on December 13th, 2016 | by David Isenberg Mattis and the Revolving Door by David Isenberg In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower nominated former General Motors president Charles Erwin Wilson as secretary of defense. That sparked a controversy during … Continue reading

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Africa: A Goldmine for Security Contractors

[Translate] Published on November 30th, 2016 | by David Isenberg Africa: A Goldmine for Security Contractors by David Isenberg In recent years, U.S. military operations in Africa have greatly expanded. Washington has established forward operating locations (FOL) and drone bases. … Continue reading

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The Impact of Money in Politics on National Security

[Translate] Published on October 28th, 2016 | by David Isenberg The Impact of Money in Politics on National Security by David Isenberg Polling shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of political orientation, agree that money has too much … Continue reading

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Spies-for-Hire Now at War in Syria

[Translate] Getty Kate Brannen Secret Squirrels08.09.16 1:00 AM ET Spies-for-Hire Now at War in Syria It’s not just U.S. troops battling ISIS. Now the Army is sinking millions of dollars into private intelligence contractors for the fight. Every day at … Continue reading

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Here And There July 19, 2016 with David Isenberg

[Translate] July 19, 2016 – David Isenberg Terrorist groups almost always try to leave a calling card at the scene of their crimes. If that’s not convenient, they’ll place a post-event phone call, or post an announcement on-line to stake … Continue reading

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Tuesday – David Isenberg – Military Contracting on the Edge

[Translate] Tuesday – David Isenberg When Eric Prince sold Blackwater he said he was getting out of military and paramilitary contracting forever. He even said this to his new partners. But it turned out he was fibbing. David Isenberg, one … Continue reading

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What Makes Erik Run?

[Translate] Published on April 25th, 2016 | by David Isenberg What Makes Erik Run? by David Isenberg The Intercept recently revealed Erik Prince’s attempts to sell military services in Libya and other countries in Africa. He has done so even though … Continue reading

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Russia Leads the Way to a PMC Future

[Translate] Published on April 6th, 2016 | by David Isenberg Russia Leads the Way to a PMC Future by David Isenberg Something almost unprecedented has been happening in the world of private military contracting (PMC) over the past several months: … Continue reading

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Erik Prince: Energizer Bunny

[Translate] Published on March 29th, 2016 | by David Isenberg Erik Prince: Energizer Bunny by David Isenberg One has to give credit to Erik Dean Prince, the controversial co-founder and former head of the private security company once known as … Continue reading

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Don’t Fire

[Translate] Published on March 21st, 2016 | by David Isenberg When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Don’t Fire by David Isenberg The performance of private security contractors (PSCs) working for the U.S. government in war zones is a mixed … Continue reading

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