Category Archives: David Isenberg

Spies-for-Hire Now at War in Syria

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 5 … Continue reading

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Here And There July 19, 2016 with David Isenberg

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 their … Continue reading

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Tuesday – David Isenberg – Military Contracting on the Edge

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 of … Continue reading

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What Makes Erik Run?

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 his … Continue reading

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Russia Leads the Way to a PMC Future

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: the … Continue reading

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Erik Prince: Energizer Bunny

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 Blackwater. … Continue reading

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

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 bag. Sometimes … Continue reading

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From Russia, With War

March 17, 2016 From Russia, With War by David Isenberg Although largely unrecognized by the rest of the world, Russia already has a substantial private military and security industry complex. Ironically, in the past the United States has even availed … Continue reading

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When Crime Pays for Private Military Contractors

Published on March 2nd, 2016 | by David Isenberg 1 When Crime Pays for Private Military Contractors by David Isenberg Everyone has heard the old cliché that crime pays. But criminals are not the only ones who make the money. … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Development Industrial Complex

Published on February 5th, 2016 | by David Isenberg The Rise of the Development Industrial Complex  by David Isenberg The private military and security contracting (PMSC) industry has long claimed, not without some justification, that all the publicity about private … Continue reading

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