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Thursday, April 08, 2004

Condottieri
Mercaneries, Private Military Companies ... an old curse or a new adaptation in a globalising world? There is a short discussion and a list of 63 PMCs in the Global Security site. UK PMCS include: AD Consultancy, AKE Limited, AMA Associates Ltd (who offer specialised training to the Child Support Agency, I see), ArmorGroup .. and thats only the start of the alphabet. Incidentially who guards the guardians themselves with the Hong Kong bases PMCs such as alpha five (can't find a webpage). There is an interesting post way back from 2002 in LimitedInc on such PMCS, including Executive Outcomes, the organisation embarrasingly flypapered by the Zimbawean Authorites a few weeks ago..

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