Category Archives: Europe

UKRAINE TO LEGALIZE THE ENGAGEMENT OF FOREIGN SOLDIERS

UKRAINE TO LEGALIZE THE ENGAGEMENT OF FOREIGN SOLDIERS WPS: Defense & Security Dmitry Runkevich, Yelena Malai Izvestia (Moscow issue), March 20, 2015, p. 3 23 March 2015 THE SUPREME RADA IS READY TO ALLOW ANYONE TO SERVE IN THE ARMED … Continue reading

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Realizing the “market-state”? Military transformation and security outsourcing in Sweden

Realizing the “market-state”? Military transformation and security outsourcing in Sweden Author(s): Joakim Berndtsson Source:International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p542.  http://www.internationaljournal.ca/Home/Home.html Abstract Over the past few years, Sweden has markedly shifted its position on private military and security companies (PMSCs), from … Continue reading

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Spanish Mercenaries Fighting in Kiev Volunteer Battalions

Spanish Mercenaries Fighting in Kiev Volunteer Battalions © Sputnik/ Alexandr Maksimenko Europe 19:49 02.03.2015(updated 20:12 02.03.2015) 75323 Spanish mercenaries are fighting in far-right paramilitary militias, including in the Azov battalion alongside Kiev forces and other radical volunteers, one of the … Continue reading

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Spanish Mercenaries Fighting in Kiev Volunteer Battalions

Spanish Mercenaries Fighting in Kiev Volunteer Battalions © Sputnik/ Alexandr Maksimenko Europe 19:49 02.03.2015(updated 20:12 02.03.2015)   Spanish mercenaries are fighting in far-right paramilitary militias, including in the Azov battalion alongside Kiev forces and other radical volunteers, one of the … Continue reading

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Realizing the “market-state”? Military transformation and security outsourcing in Sweden

Realizing the “market-state”? Military transformation and security outsourcing in Sweden Author(s): Joakim Berndtsson International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p542. Abstract Over the past few years, Sweden has markedly shifted its position on private military and security companies (PMSCs), from widespread … Continue reading

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Mercenaries from Sweden, Poland, UK and Italy fighting for Kyiv

Mercenaries from Sweden, Poland, UK and Italy fighting for Kyiv – REN TV Interfax: Russia & CIS Military Newswire 2 February 2015 06:16 MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) – Mercenaries from European countries are fighting for the so-called volunteer battalions in … Continue reading

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STEAMROLLED: A Special Investigation into the Diplomacy of Doing Business Abroad

STEAMROLLED: A Special Investigation into the Diplomacy of Doing Business Abroad The Magazine Steamrolled A special investigation into the diplomacy of doing business abroad. One of Europe’s poorest countries wanted a road, so U.S. mega-contractor Bechtel sold it a $1.3 … Continue reading

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Rumors About US Private Army in Ukraine False – Psaki

Rumors About US Private Army in Ukraine False – Psaki Sputnik News Service РИАН 26 January 2015 16:06 WASHINGTON, January 27 (Sputnik) – Allegations that US private army or mercenaries operate with the Kyiv government are incorrect, US State Department … Continue reading

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OPINION: US Hired NATO-linked Military Contractor to Train Armed Personnel in Ukraine

OPINION: US Hired NATO-linked Military Contractor to Train Armed Personnel in Ukraine RIA Novosti РИАН 14 August 2014 10:07 MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) – The United States hired L-3 Communications, a military contractor, to train and profile armed personnel … Continue reading

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Pond security picks up another contract as GAO dismisses protest

Pond security picks up another contract as GAO dismisses protest A Pond Security Service van sits in a parking lot at Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The company, started by a U.S. Army veteran, currently provides security at all U.S. … Continue reading

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