Category Archives: Shooters

Maritime Mercenaries or Innovative Defense? Private Security & the Evolving Piracy Threat

Maritime Mercenaries or Innovative Defense? Private Security & the Evolving Piracy Threat John-Clark Levin September 29, 2014 · On Sept. 23, the United States joined ReCAAP, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia. … Continue reading

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THE USE OF FORCE AND FIREARMS BY PRIVATE MARITIME SECURITY COMPANIES AGAINST SUSPECTED PIRATES

THE USE OF FORCE AND FIREARMS BY PRIVATE MARITIME SECURITY COMPANIES AGAINST SUSPECTED PIRATES Petrig, Anna. The International and Comparative Law Quarterly62.3 (Jul 2013): 667-701. Abstract The legal framework pertaining to the use of private armed guards protecting merchant ships … Continue reading

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Now, That’s Chutzpah!

Now, That’s Chutzpah! September 24, 2014 by David Isenberg   Follow @vanidan @vanidan An Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. There are times, when reading about current world affairs, … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Security Details

September 8, 2014 By David Isenberg The Bremer Detail: Protecting The Most Threatened Man in the World By Frank Gallagher with John M. Del Vecchio September 30, 2014 Paperback, 288pp. Open Road Integrated Media   By now most people understand … Continue reading

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Busting up Somali pirate attacks one ship at a time

Busting up Somali pirate attacks one ship at a time The Christian Science Monitor By Mike Pflanz Correspondent 14 July 2014 When they speed up to a lumbering ship, the main thing Somalian pirates do not want to see are … Continue reading

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Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) On Ships in High Risk Areas: Impacts, Concerns and Challenges

Prediction and Recognition of Piracy Efforts Using Collaborative Human-Centric Information Systems 109 (2013): 23. “Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) On Ships in High Risk Areas: Impacts, Concerns and Challenges.” Titahena, John, and Karen Sumser-Lupson.

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KBR Says Appeals Board Clears Use of Private Contractors in Iraq

KBR Says Appeals Board Clears Use of Private Contractors in Iraq By Dow Jones Business News,  June 26, 2014, 09:37:00 AM EDT By Tess Stynes KBR Inc. said the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals affirmed the government contractor’s use … Continue reading

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Armed Guards off Nigeria in Hot Water?

June 23, 2014 Armed Guards off Nigeria in Hot Water? By MarEx The latest security advisory for Nigeria issued by the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) effectively renders the use of armed guards commercially placed on merchant vessels illegal and is … Continue reading

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Exclusive: CIA Falls Back in Afghanistan

Roger Lemoyne/Getty Kimberly Dozier 05.04.14 Exclusive: CIA Falls Back in Afghanistan The intelligence agency’s irregular forces have been key to the fight against the Taliban since 2001. Now they’re being withdrawn—just as a bloody fighting season heats up. KABUL, Afghanistan—The … Continue reading

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Taiwan fishermen to use armed guards

Taiwan fishermen to use armed guards Kyodo News Posted at 03/19/2014 7:16 PM | Updated as of 03/19/2014 7:17 PM TAIPEI – Taiwan-registered fishing vessels operating in the pirated-infested waters of the Indian Ocean have obtained permission to hire armed … Continue reading

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