Tag Archives: Mercenaries

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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Aussie mercenary killed fighting IS

Aussie mercenary killed fighting IS Herald-Sun By Lanai Scarr 27 February 2015 AUSTRALIA’S first fatality in the fight against Islamic State feared he would face 10 years in jail and be treated with the same contempt as the death cult … 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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‘Chinese mercenaries’ aiding Kokang

‘Chinese mercenaries’ aiding Kokang Published: 21 Feb 2015 at 20.35 Online news: Asean Writer: Associated Press Refugees pass the time in a monastery in Lashio, where they have fled to escape fighting between the Myanmar army and rebels in the … Continue reading

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Two ‘ mercenaries ‘ jailed in Bolivia over Morales plot

Two ‘ mercenaries ‘ jailed in Bolivia over Morales plot Agence France Presse 20 February 2015 16:03 Two men accused of involvement in a suspected foreign mercenary plot to kill Bolivian President Evo Morales were sentenced to nearly six years … Continue reading

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Former US army sniper pleads guilty to murder plot

Former US army sniper pleads guilty to murder plot A former US soldier who allegedly formed an international band of snipers as mercenaries has confessed to a murder plot in New York. Joseph Hunter, nicknamed Rambo after the hero of … Continue reading

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Jamie Dornan’s ‘Jadotville’ picked up by Netflix

Jamie Dornan’s ‘Jadotville’ picked up by Netflix “Jadotvillile,” a film based on the “1961 siege of an Irish U.N. battalion by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies” was picked up by the streaming … Continue reading

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The mercenary moniker: Condemnations, contradictions and the politics of definition

Security Dialogue April 2014 vol. 45 no. 2 174-191 The mercenary moniker: Condemnations, contradictions and the politics of definition Aaron Ettinger 1.      Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada Email: aaron.ettinger@queensu.ca Abstract Despite considerable efforts, the concept of the … Continue reading

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Reframing the anti-mercenary norm: private military and security companies and mercenarism

Reframing the anti-mercenary norm: private military and security companies and mercenarism   Author(s): Ulrich Petersohn Source: International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p475. COPYRIGHT 2014 Canadian International Council Abstract Since the nineteenth century, the anti-mercenary norm has prohibited violent market actors … Continue reading

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Boko Haram: Nigeria Hires SA Mercenaries Illegally

Boko Haram: Nigeria Hires SA Mercenaries Illegally Nkem Ikeke In recent weeks, there have been reports about a regional alliance between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin through a Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) with the aim wiping out the … Continue reading

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