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The following interview with David Isenberg was carried out in Washington D.C., on January 15, 2014

David Isenberg, Analyst in National and International Security Affairs Posted By Patrick M. Renz and Frauke Heidemann on Jan 15, 2014 in Interviews, Slider | 0 comments The following interview with David Isenberg [1] was carried out in Washington D.C., … Continue reading

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Erik Prince and Bubblin Crude: “Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea”

February 5, 2014  Erik Prince and Bubblin Crude: “Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea”   By David Isenberg If you have been following the news recently you would have seen a spate of articles  regarding Erik Prince’s latest business … Continue reading

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HOW KELLOGG, BROWN AND ROOT BECAME INVOLVED IN USG WORK ON IRAQ OIL MATTERS

HOW KELLOGG, BROWN AND ROOT BECAME INVOLVED IN USG WORK ON IRAQ OIL MATTERS By David Isenberg January 21, 2014 Remember the old cliché that journalism is “the first rough draft of history”? Well, when it comes to one aspect … Continue reading

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What the World Can Learn From DynCorp

January 14, 2014 What the World Can Learn From DynCorp By David Isenberg In the past, Dyncorp has come in for criticism for its work in Iraq and Afghanistan. While deserved, that is hardly the end of the story. It … Continue reading

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THE ART OF LYING (VERY) BADLY

Eeben Barlow’s Military and Security Blog  About Me I saw active service in conventional, clandestine and covert units of the South African Defence Force. I was the founder of the Private Military Company (PMC) Executive Outcomes in 1989 and its … Continue reading

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PMSC Regulators: Preparing for the Last War

January 6, 2014 PMSC Regulators: Preparing for the Last War   By David Isenberg After all the years of debate about control and regulation of private military and security contractors in places like Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere one might … Continue reading

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Support the PMSC Observer

Support the PMSC Observer 2013 is history so it is time to appeal to your charitable instincts. I only do this once each year so PLEASE read the following. To date, since moving this blog to its current site in … Continue reading

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PMSC Using States: Who’s Been Naughty and Who’s Been Nice?

By David Isenberg PMSC Using States: Who’s Been Naughty and Who’s Been Nice? December 10, 2013 Riddle me this, readers. What do arms sales to Saddam Hussein prior to Operation Desert Storm in 1991 to eject Iraqi troops from Iraq, … Continue reading

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The PMSC fox in the government henhouse

December 9, 2013 The PMSC fox in the government henhouse By David Isenberg Although he may not have intended it as such, all the publicity surrounding the recent published book by Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm once … Continue reading

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Boys and Toys and Budgets

Boys and Toys and Budgets By David Isenberg The future challenges facing the U.S. national security establishment was the subject of a conference held November 14 in Washington, D.C. The conference, sponsored by the four month old online publication Defense … Continue reading

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