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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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The Shadow Military

The Shadow Military  TV-PG CC Critics call them mercenaries.  The government calls them essential to fighting a modern war. Now these soldiers-for-hire provide a rare look into what they do, why they do it, and how they’ve become vital to … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Rising’s prediction of a privatized American police force mirrors reality

Metal Gear Rising’s prediction of a privatized American police force mirrors reality May 6, 2013 7:35 PM Michael Westgarth (Community Writer) Editor’s Note from Rob Savillo Michael shows us how the privatized police force in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’s may not … Continue reading

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Le Carré’s Latest

May 2, 2013 Le Carré’s Latest By OLEN STEINHAUER A DELICATE TRUTH By John le Carré 310 pp. Viking. $28.95. “I have a theory which I suspect is rather immoral,” George Smiley said in John le Carré’s 1974 classic, “Tinker, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Erik Prince’s Private Somali Army With The Project

Tribeca Film Festival Max Rivlin-Nadler Friday 3:32pm  13,793 38 Celebrating Erik Prince’s Private Somali Army With The Project Since 1993’s Battle of Mogadishu (the disastrous U.S. Army operation fictionalized in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down), the United States has avoided … Continue reading

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‘Hunted’: A Spooks spin-off? No, a private-eye spy thriller

‘Hunted’: A Spooks spin-off? No, a private-eye spy thriller A tense new action drama could be a big hit for the BBC Gerard Gilbert Tuesday 25 September 2012 In the final ever episode of Spooks, broadcast last October, Matthew Macfadyen’s … Continue reading

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Go Inside a Mercenary Company in Iraq in Unflinching Comic Blackwater Chronicles

Go Inside a Mercenary Company in Iraq in Unflinching Comic Blackwater Chronicles By David Axe Email Author July 18, 2012 SAN DIEGO — War correspondent Robert Young Pelton approached Erik Prince, founder of the notorious mercenary company Blackwater, with a … Continue reading

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Private Security Contractor

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Private Security Contractor 7-16-2012 By Adam Jacobson Law and Security Program Captain America, Superman…Blackwater? The disgraced private military and security firm will soon join the ranks of these patriotic superheroes with its … Continue reading

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