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Contractor Seeks Execs’ Testimony To Enforce $31M Award

[Translate] Contractor Seeks Execs’ Testimony To Enforce $31M Award By Natalie Olivo Law360, New York (August 14, 2017, 1:59 PM EDT) — A security contractor asked a Virginia federal judge Friday to let it issue subpoenas to two executives tied … Continue reading

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The UAE Is ‘Employing’ Blackwater to Run Its Army

[Translate] The role of private security contractors in Middle Eastern conflicts has been connected to numerous reports of human rights violations. (photo: Reuters) The UAE Is ‘Employing’ Blackwater to Run Its Army By The New Arab 08 July 17 he … Continue reading

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Erik Prince to Prince bin Zayed: The Private Military Connection

[Translate] Published on July 7th, 2017 | by David Isenberg Erik Prince to Prince bin Zayed: The Private Military Connection by David Isenberg In 2014, retired Gen. James Mattis, now secretary of defense, reportedly referred to the United Arab Emirates … Continue reading

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When is a Mercenary (Not) a Mercenary? The Case of Foreign Fighters in the UAE’s Military

[Translate] When is a Mercenary (Not) a Mercenary? The Case of Foreign Fighters in the UAE’s Military By Gabor Rona Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:45 AM   When the going gets tough, politics tends to trump law, and words … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

[Translate] Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel Trump donor secretly met with Russian close to Putin Embed Share Play Video2:21 Blackwater founder Erik Prince met with a Russian person close to President Vladimir Putin, according … Continue reading

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UAE surveillance contractor is recruiting an army of foreign hackers to break into its citizens’ devices

[Translate] / Cory Doctorow / 10:21 am Mon Oct 24, 2016 UAE surveillance contractor is recruiting an army of foreign hackers to break into its citizens’ devices The world’s most sophisticated security experts have been bombarded with recruiting offers from … Continue reading

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UAE Military MRO Companies Seek Broader Market

[Translate] UAE Military MRO Companies Seek Broader Market By Awad Mustafa, Defense News 1 p.m. EST February 28, 2016 (Photo: Global Aerospace Logistics) 8 CONNECTTWEET 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — UAE-based military MRO and logistics companies are looking to … Continue reading

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The mercenaries commanding UAE forces in Yemen

[Translate] Revealed: The mercenaries commanding UAE forces in Yemen #YemenCrisis The UAE has brought in experienced foreign military officers to command an elite force reporting to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed UAE Presidential Guard Commander Mike Hindmarsh receives an award … Continue reading

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The United Arab Emirates has deployed a team of Colombian mercenaries to fight in Yemen

[Translate] The United Arab Emirates has deployed a team of Colombian mercenaries to fight in Yemen Jeremy Bender Dec. 1, 2015, 3:46 PM  Thomson ReutersHouthi militants secure the site of Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa See Also The … Continue reading

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The Tip of a Bloody Iceberg: Colombian Mercenaries in Yemen

[Translate] December 2, 2015 The Tip of a Bloody Iceberg: Colombian Mercenaries in Yemen by W. T. Whitney   Some 800 retired special-forces veterans of the Colombian army will be fighting in Yemen soon as mercenary soldiers. It’s no surprise: … Continue reading

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