Category Archives: Mercenaries

Tackling foreign fighters

Tackling foreign fighters Australian Broadcasting Corporation Transcripts 14 July 2015 The trend of young people travelling from Australia and other western nations to fight in conflict zones in Syria and Iraq is causing a great deal of concern for our … Continue reading

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`Mercenaries’ for South Sudan war

`Mercenaries’ for South Sudan war Sunday, 26 July 2015 21:35 By Haggai Matsiko South Sudan warring parties Country President Salva Kiiri and his former Vice President Reik Machar, stretching hand to shake Uganda’s PresidentYoweri Museveni, looking on Ethiopian PM Hailemarium … Continue reading

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UN rights experts on use of mercenaries weigh ‘increasing activity’ of foreign fighters

UN rights experts on use of mercenaries weigh ‘increasing activity’ of foreign fighters Press conference by Elzbieta Karska (left), head of the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries and group member Gabor Rona. UN Photo/Mark Garten 23 July … Continue reading

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Give private armies a shot

Give private armies a shot The Richmond Times-Dispatch By A. Barton Hinkle 28 June 2015 If the United States does not want to go to war with the Islamic State, why not let mercenaries do it? The thought has occurred … Continue reading

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A Private Sector Solution to Battle ISIS

A Private Sector Solution to Battle ISIS Give private armies a chance. A. Barton Hinkle | June 29, 2015 If the United States does not want to go to war with the Islamic State, why not let mercenaries do it? … Continue reading

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Mercenary hackers: an elusive, challenging foe

Mercenary hackers: an elusive, challenging foe For-hire criminal hackers are a plentiful resource for nation-states and militant groups to carry out digital attacks. They are also expert at covering up their tracks, making it difficult to pinpoint true culprits. By … Continue reading

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Foreign fighters aren’t a new problem, so heed history’s lessons

Foreign fighters aren’t a new problem, so heed history’s lessons The Conversation By Sarah Percy, Professor of International Relations at University of Western Australia 23 June 2015, If their deaths fighting for Islamic State in Iraq are confirmed, Khaled Sharrouf … Continue reading

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Foreign fighters: UN expert group on mercenaries in fact-finding visit to Tunisia

Foreign fighters: UN expert group on mercenaries in fact-finding visit to Tunisia M2 Presswire 26 June 2015 GENEVA, Switzerland, African Press Organization (APO) — A delegation of the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries will visit Tunisia … Continue reading

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Defining the Modern-Day Mercenary

Defining the Modern-Day Mercenary Jay 7 Comments Unclassified I have seen a lot hype in the press and on social media networks about the modern-day mercenary. The mainstream media uses the term ‘mercenary’ to describe anyone other than the military or press … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of Mercenaries from 1856-1960 and Their Subsequent Return

The Disappearance of Mercenaries from 1856-1960 and Their Subsequent Return

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