Category Archives: Shooters

Piracy and the armed guard question

Piracy and the armed guard question By Marcus Hand from Singapore One of the more controversial growth sectors in shipping has been the private security business, in particular, the use of armed guards. In the lawless waters in the Indian … Continue reading

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Arming Merchant Vessels: Enhancing or Imperilling Maritime Safety and Security?

Arming Merchant Vessels: Enhancing or Imperilling Maritime Safety and Security? Author: Clive Schofield1 Source: The Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 46 – 66 Publication Year : 2014 The substantial rise in the threat … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Greenery: Inside the Marijuana Security Business

Guardians of the Greenery: Inside the Marijuana Security Business In Colorado, armed guards for pot retailers and cultivators are a growth industry By Michael Tracey April 13, 2015 In an ironic byproduct of pot legalization, the task of moving marijuana … Continue reading

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Stakeholders clear air on armed security on board vessels

Stakeholders clear air on armed security on board vessels 17.Mar.2015 The statement issued recently by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) that henceforth ‘all armed and unarmed’ security on board vessels would be prohibited on Nigerian territorial waters … Continue reading

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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Pitched Private Fighting Force To Nigeria For War Against Boko Haram

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Pitched Private Fighting Force To Nigeria For War Against Boko Haram A year after Prince proposed private troops for Nigeria, the West African nation is now using mercenaries. Prince’s old firm, Blackwater, used to contract with the … Continue reading

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America’s Freelance ISIS Killers

Safin Hamed/Getty   Jesse Rosenfeld PALLADINS 02.23.15 America’s Freelance ISIS Killers The Kurds fighting the so-called Islamic State are attracting combatants from all over the world. Some head into battle out of conviction. Others want to make a buck. DAQUQ, … Continue reading

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Gun Ships: Floating Arsenals Battle Pirates on High Seas

Gun Ships: Floating Arsenals Battle Pirates on High Seas The Wall Street Journal By Sarah Kent and Cassie Werber 3 February 2015 ON THE GULF OF OMAN — Before dawn one morning in November, four men on the deck of … Continue reading

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Floating Liabilities? Maritime Armouries, Risks and Solutions

ISN Blog 22 January 2015 Floating Liabilities? Maritime Armouries, Risks and Solutions By Omega Research Foundation USS Mitscher, US Fifth Fleet/flickr This article was originally published by Sustainable Security on 2 January, 2015. The use of security forces to protect … Continue reading

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PSCs and Use of Force

Christopher Mayer Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs at US Department of Defense PSCs and Use of Force Jan 22, 2015 Two fundamental concepts must be kept in mind when discussing use of force by PSCs. The first is … Continue reading

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3 Times As Many Honduran Private Security Agents as Police

3 Times As Many Honduran Private Security Agents as Police Most of the private security agents have received only a short training before receiving a weapon PrevNext Published 7 January 2015 (17 hours 23 minutes ago) In Honduras there are … Continue reading

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