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Private Military/Security Companies 

Private Military Companies or Private Security Companies are a reality in 21st century conflicts all around the globe.  Often mistaken with their ancient predecessors (the so-called mercenaries), offer their protection/defensive services to both private and public clients, including NGOs, United Nations, aid agencies and goverments.

This site is a portal which offers news and articles on this topic. A controversial topic which gains more and more public attention due to their status as civilians and increasing casualties among this group of operators .

Together with the whole private security community we are crediting their sacrifice. Be it to their country, their client or asset to be protected or their buddies working at their side. 
 
Private US security firms operate in Germany in a legal limbo Print

2008/06/18

Under US law, the private security firms are to conduct draconian interrogations of suspects which could be branded as torture in Germany.

The German government on Tuesday confirmed a report in the daily Leipziger Volkszeitung newspaper which said that private US security firms, under contract by the US military, are operating in Germany without a bilaterally negotiated legal status.

The private US security companies are cooperating with the US command for military operations in Africa (Africom), based in the southern German city of Stuttgart.

Under US law, the private security firms are to conduct draconian interrogations of suspects which could be branded as torture in Germany.

Responding to a query by a conservative German lawmaker, the Berlin government stated based on a US-German agreement, dating back to the initial post-World II years of American occupation in Germany, it approved the activities of two private American security companies.

According to the head of AFRICOM, General William E. Ward, private security specialists are deployed in the so-called 'global US war on terror' which means they could also be used to torture alleged terror suspects at the US military base in Stuttgart
 
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