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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. 
A Story of Jihad
Iraq & Middle East
A Story of Jihad

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad - The Guardian  - June 8, 2005

Islamist insurgents have turned the aftermath of the war in Iraq into a seemingly endless holy war, and are still pouring into the country to fight the 'American devil'. En route, many of them pass through Syria. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad visits the ancient city of Aleppo and hears 
one jihadi's story

Marines Jail Contractors in Iraq
Iraq & Middle East

Tension and Confusion Grow Amid the "Fog of War"

by David Phinney, Special to CorpWatch
June 7th, 2005

Late one Saturday afternoon in May, a group of armed American private security guards in white Ford trucks and an Excursion sports utility vehicle barreled through the battle-scarred streets of Fallujah, Iraq. The group was a security convoy from Zapata Engineering, a company hired to destroy enemy ammunition, such as shells and bombs, in Iraq. As they swerved through traffic, the men heard gunfire they
could not identify.

Fresh bid to lift veil on U.S. security contractors
Business News

Monday, May 16, 2005 7:56:24 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- As the rising death toll of hired security contractors in Iraq and other hotspots heightens attention, lawmakers are calling for greater disclosure about how these private firms carry out military-type missions.

With Titan, L-3 Aims For Big Leagues
Corporate News

Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2005, Pg. 2

By Jonathan Karp, Staff Reporter Of The Wall Street Journal

The proposed $2.08 billion purchase of Titan Corp., one of the last big acquisitions left in the defense industry, marks L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.'s bid to vault out of its niche role as a military-electronics supplier.

Kuwait Gets Multi-Billion Dollar US Military Contract

Kuwait City (AFP) Jun 04, 2005
The US Defense Department has awarded Kuwait's Public Warehouses company (PWC Logistics) a billion-dollar contract to supply US forces in the region, the company announced Saturday.

Legislation Aims To Clarify Role of Contractors On The Battlefield

By Nathan Hodge: in Defense Daily
June 3, 2005 - Volume 225 Issue 43

Buried the House version of the FY '06 Defense Authorization Bill is new legislation that aims to clarify the role of private contractors on the battlefield.

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