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Spanish Mercenaries Fighting in Kiev Volunteer Battalions

Spanish Mercenaries Fighting in Kiev Volunteer Battalions © Sputnik/ Alexandr Maksimenko Europe 19:49 02.03.2015(updated 20:12 02.03.2015)   Spanish mercenaries are fighting in far-right paramilitary militias, including in the Azov battalion alongside Kiev forces and other radical volunteers, one of the … Continue reading

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Realizing the “market-state”? Military transformation and security outsourcing in Sweden

Realizing the “market-state”? Military transformation and security outsourcing in Sweden Author(s): Joakim Berndtsson International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p542. Abstract Over the past few years, Sweden has markedly shifted its position on private military and security companies (PMSCs), from widespread … Continue reading

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Mercenaries from Sweden, Poland, UK and Italy fighting for Kyiv

Mercenaries from Sweden, Poland, UK and Italy fighting for Kyiv – REN TV Interfax: Russia & CIS Military Newswire 2 February 2015 06:16 MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) – Mercenaries from European countries are fighting for the so-called volunteer battalions in … Continue reading

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STEAMROLLED: A Special Investigation into the Diplomacy of Doing Business Abroad

STEAMROLLED: A Special Investigation into the Diplomacy of Doing Business Abroad The Magazine Steamrolled A special investigation into the diplomacy of doing business abroad. One of Europe’s poorest countries wanted a road, so U.S. mega-contractor Bechtel sold it a $1.3 … Continue reading

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Rumors About US Private Army in Ukraine False – Psaki

Rumors About US Private Army in Ukraine False – Psaki Sputnik News Service РИАН 26 January 2015 16:06 WASHINGTON, January 27 (Sputnik) – Allegations that US private army or mercenaries operate with the Kyiv government are incorrect, US State Department … Continue reading

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OPINION: US Hired NATO-linked Military Contractor to Train Armed Personnel in Ukraine

OPINION: US Hired NATO-linked Military Contractor to Train Armed Personnel in Ukraine RIA Novosti РИАН 14 August 2014 10:07 MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) – The United States hired L-3 Communications, a military contractor, to train and profile armed personnel … Continue reading

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Pond security picks up another contract as GAO dismisses protest

Pond security picks up another contract as GAO dismisses protest A Pond Security Service van sits in a parking lot at Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The company, started by a U.S. Army veteran, currently provides security at all U.S. … Continue reading

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Croatian-Serb war offenses litigated under Illinois and Virginia conversion/trespass tort law

Croatian-Serb war offenses litigated under Illinois and Virginia conversion/trespass tort law National Iraqi News Agency 25 November 2014 Plaintiffs sued “MPRI, a military contractor run by former United States military and intelligence officers,” for its supposed role in helping train … Continue reading

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Bulgarian daily says Varna “major collection point” for mercenaries to Ukraine

Bulgarian daily says Varna “major collection point” for mercenaries to Ukraine BBC Monitoring European 28 November 2014 07:42 Text of report by Bulgarian newspaper 24 Chasa on 27 November [Report by Tsanko Tsanev: “Our Officers Paid USD 2,500 in Donetsk, … Continue reading

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US Military Contractor Responsible For Operation Storm Now Working in Ukraine

US Military Contractor Responsible For Operation Storm Now Working in Ukraine Nato Secretary General, U.S. General Bantz John Craddock briefs the media after a meeting with German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung at the Defense Ministry in Berlin (File) © … Continue reading

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