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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Got Help From Actual Pentagon Military Adviser

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Got Help From Actual Pentagon Military Adviser Plus, Hurt Locker writer and Kill Bin Laden author also gave advice to Sledgehammer Games for the upcoming shooter.   In a bid to create a more authentic … Continue reading

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How Mercenaries and Gun Culture Shaped One of the Best Strategy Games Ever Made

How Mercenaries and Gun Culture Shaped One of the Best Strategy Games Ever Made August 26, 2014 // 05:00 AM EST Written by Darius Kazemi Released in 1999, Jagged Alliance 2 is considered by many to be one of the best … Continue reading

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Army Disbands Logistics Corps After Signing Contract With Amazon.com

www.alu.army.mil Army Disbands Logistics Corps After Signing Contract With Amazon.com Dick Scuttlebutt August 7, 2014 FORT LEE, Va. — The Army will disband its entire logistics corps and use Amazon.com for all logistical needs, Duffel Blog has learned. “After consistently failing … Continue reading

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Blackwater Murders Its Stellar Reputation

Blackwater Murders Its Stellar Reputation   Photo Credit: MaxMercy/Wikimedia Commons Paul July 1, 2014 News 5 Comments   1.1k 2 MOYOCK, N.C. — Blackwater U.S.A., a private contracting firm which protected State Department officials when it wasn’t threatening to kill them, … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s Erik Prince Wrote A Book About Erik Prince, And How He Is Awesome

YOU GOTTA ASK ME NICELY  12:00 pm July 1, 2014 Blackwater’s Erik Prince Wrote A Book About Erik Prince, And How He Is Awesome by Dan Weber With Blackwater back in the news, Yr Wonkette is pleased to bring you this … Continue reading

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Book review: Oliver’s Army by Solomon Hughes

Book review: Oliver’s Army by Solomon Hughes Jun 2014 Saturday 14th posted by Morning Star in Arts MAT COWARD looks at the Star writer’s thrilling exposé of the privatised war industry

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Kieran Darcy-Smith To Direct Blackwater For Warner Bros

Kieran Darcy-Smith To Direct Blackwater For Warner Bros June 11, 2014 Sarah Myles Always seeking to strike while the iron is hot, Warner Bros. is moving forward with Blackwater – a dramatic feature based on the rise of the privatixed military … Continue reading

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Government agrees to ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with G4S over being ripped off

Government agrees to ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with G4S over being ripped off Whitehall has agreed to allow G4S to bid for lucrative contracts again, on the condition that they ‘don’t make it too obvious’ when they’re defrauding the public purse of … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch to test fan compassion by playing a private military contractor

Benedict Cumberbatch to test fan compassion by playing a private military contractor Kevin McFarland Jan 28, 2014 • 2:25PM Benedict Cumberbatch has attracted such a devoted fan base for his roles in Sherlock, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit etc., it’s … Continue reading

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The Vehicle Failed to Stop

The Vehicle Failed to Stop – review Carriageworks, Sydney This documentary play about private contractors in war zones prompts interesting questions but fails to ask them effectively Vicky Frost theguardian.com, Sunday 20 October 2013 20.50 EDT The Vehicle Failed to … Continue reading

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