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The mysterious lure of the French Foreign Legion keeps drawing Americans

The mysterious lure of the French Foreign Legion keeps drawing Americans By Dan Lamothe December 16 Follow @danlamothe Video from November 2014 shows Legionnaires training on the island of Mayotte, a French territory off the coast of eastern Africa. (Foreign … Continue reading

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How I went to join the Foreign Legion

How I went to join the Foreign Legion thetimes.co.uk By Kaya Burgess 3 April 2014 Contrary to modern myth, France’s mysterious fighting force does not take murderers, rapists or violent criminals. But, only tough guys need apply Just a few … Continue reading

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‘ENGAGED IN GLORY ALONE': Yanks in French Foreign Legion Were First to Fight

‘ENGAGED IN GLORY ALONE': Yanks in French Foreign Legion Were First to Fight VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine By Gary Ward 1 September 2014, Three years before Doughboys hit the trenches of France, Americans were fighting and dying on … Continue reading

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France Allows Private Security Companies to Protect its Shipping Fleet

France Allows Private Security Companies to Protect its Shipping Fleet By Charles Kennedy | Tue, 03 December 2013 22:32 | 0 Piracy around the coast of Africa, particularly off Somalia and in the Gulf of Guinea, is a threat that … Continue reading

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France to Allow Private Security on Ships

December 03, 2013 France to Allow Private Security on Ships By MarEx France is to allow private armed guards to protect its shipping fleet against pirates, the government said on Tuesday.   France is one of the main contributors to an international … Continue reading

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Contractor from Stafford dies in Afghan blast

May 23rd, 2013, 8:14 pm Contractor from Stafford dies in Afghan blast By RUSTY DENNEN / THE FREE LANCE–STAR Dying alongside American troops in Afghanistan are civilian contractors who also work in the country’s most dangerous spots. The family of … Continue reading

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CACI-Wexford Group Internationalawarded a $17,918,192 contract

Contracts for March 19, 2013 03/19/2013 05:04 PM CDT JOINT IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEFEAT ORGANIZATION CACI-Wexford Group International, of Vienna, Va., (HQ0682-13-C-0004) is being awarded a $17,918,192 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Joint Expeditionary Team Counter-IED (C-IED) operational support services.  The contract … Continue reading

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U.S. Senators Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions

U.S. Senators Introduce Wartime Contracting Legislation that Could Save Taxpayers Billions 09:37 GMT, March 2, 2012 Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Jim Webb (D-VA) have introduced the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 (S. 2139), a bill that will … Continue reading

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