Six years ago today, the West took it upon itself to use NATO to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi -- not for any humanitarian threat to civilians as had been repeatedly claimed -- but because his planned roll-out of a new currency to be u
Prince has drafted a proposal--dated August 2017--that would hand the longest war in American history over to a private "band of experienced sergeants," who would fight alongside U.S.-trained Afghan forces.
OK, OK, not Blackwater. That's the mercenary force of convicted war criminals founded by Erik Prince that will never outrun its infamy no matter how many times it changes its name.
The Russian General Staff said Monday that US-backed Syrian rebels have not separated from terrorists, but united with al-Nusra Front and are preparing for an offensive.
In the recently concluded first round of talks in Oslo, Norway, the Philippines government and National Democratic Front signed 10 agreements. The second round of talks will be in October and there is still a long way to go for lasting and meaningful
The security team that patrols the billionaire's rallies has a history of rough tactics, allegations of profiling.
ERIK PRINCE, founder of the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and current chairman of Frontier Services Group, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies for attempting to broker military services to forei
"You grew up wanting so bad to be Luke Skywalker, but you realize that you were basically a Stormtrooper, a faceless, nameless rifleman, carrying a spear for empire, and you start to accept the startlingly obvious truth that these are people like you
Academi, formerly and more popularly known as Blackwater, is back in the news as reports are trickling in that they'll train an "experimental battalion" of 550 Ukrainian soldiers in urban warfare next month.
Academi (formerly known as Blackwater), merges with Triple Canopy, Constellis Ltd., Strategic Social, Tidewater Global Services, and National Strategic Protective Services, operating out of Academi's facilities.
During the last Iraq War, the US at times had over 100,000 military contractors on the ground there. The exact figures haven't always been easy to come by, but the message that contractors don't count as real troops on the ground in omnipresent.
No one ever asks the smart question: “Are there any reasons why I should not consider a career in contracting?” The short answer is “fuck yes there are”.
Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Mercenaries, which had practically disappeared by 1960 ....
Two former American soldiers faced charges they plotted to kill a US drug enforcement agent and an informant for $800,000 in an assassination plan created by drug agents who wanted to catch trained snipers gone bad, authorities said.
Its been a banner decade for modern military fighting.
The European Union is to send experts to Niger to train its security forces to fight al Qaeda, signalling the depth of EU concern over the growing threat Islamist militancy poses to Africa's Sahel region. The mission, approved by EU governments on
Ukraine has said it is doing all it can to secure the extradition from Libya of 19 of its citizens accused of being pro-Gaddafi mercenaries.
US militarism has escalated dramatically under the Democratic president and its tide threatens to engulf the entire planet. Among the latest indications is a behind-the-scenes campaign by the chief of the US military's Special Operations Command (SOC
At the same time that President Obama is reducing the number of troops in Iraq, he’s replacing them with military contractors at far greater expense to the taxpayer. In this way, the war on terror is privatized, the American economy is bled dry and t
The government is spending more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. There are more than 260,000 private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than the number of ground troops in both countries.
"We are professional liars," Davis said. Need a phony past employer? No problem. Need a glowing review for a job you never worked? For the Reference Store, that's a piece of cake.
Shipping companies are turning to guards armed with AK-47 assault rifles to protect vessels from pirates, a trade group for security professionals said, after record numbers of attacks last year added $2.4 billion to costs.
The consortium in charge of restructuring the world’s most infamous private-security firm just added a new chief in charge of keeping the company on the straight and narrow.
Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Mercenaries, which had practically disappeared during the XIXth and XXth centu