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Subject: Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?
dstrktvgerm    9/6/2004 12:01:38 PM
What does the case of the saber seven say about the state of low intensity warfare in general (partially including but not limited to the WOT, think, for instance, Africa). I would claim that a situation in which a need private contractors actually brings forth a corporation like sandline, there will be more than a few niches for actual "soldiers of fortune" of any sort and background.
 
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gf0012-aust    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   9/6/2004 9:07:52 PM
It's not really a new event. In real terms you can look at the Dutch East India Comapny and the British East India Company as setting the precedents for establishing private armies with Govt blessing to protect commercial interests. In contemporary terms, it will still be a niche area, I can't see private armies in a theatre conflict as the principle force. They can only work at all if they stay "specialised".
 
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dstrktvgerm    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   9/15/2004 8:41:14 PM
Seem´s to be a boring topic, but I wonder anyway what kind of niches exist on the planet. Seems to me there are just so many Spots where just a litlle bit of specfor expertise could just be SO advantageous, aka: profitable. Africa would have to offer some of that. Do the Warlords just not think about that or are there just no Veterans of any Sort tempted? (I hear from the media that some former Ghurkas are actually into some Piracy around the Phillipines)
 
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Lt Omega    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   9/19/2004 5:56:06 PM
i am interested in contracting for that position with sandline, please send me more information, tnkgmc@sbcglobal.net
 
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dstrktvgerm    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   9/22/2004 7:25:54 PM
Well, Snadline itself went out of business, but from all I hear (mediawise) it couldn´t be that hard finding someone hireing vets for irak?
 
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Savant    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   12/5/2004 5:53:05 PM
Sandline & MPRI (Military Professional Resources Inc) tended to be looking for staff type officers and upper echelon training cadre. You a retired Col. or above? try my freinds at http://www.soc-smg.com were hiring ex-s.f. only, but they might be getting desperate now. Interesting contracts worldwide and Iraq.
 
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Savant    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   12/5/2004 6:07:58 PM
Can you expand a little on the Saber Seven and WOT. Not familiar with that, and the DoD computer Im on filters out Google after 1900 hrs. of which I am the night crew. Also I would comment on the niche jobs seem to usually go to South African Mercs and anything that has to do with the African continent. keep in mind, companies like Sandline and MPRI dont really ever particpate in any kind of mercenary ops, they are just basically contracted type trainers, so your talking two different animals. EO (Executive Outcomes, Tim Spicer now owns Aegis and won a huge security contract in Iraq, yes they are hiring) of course did, but they have had the plug basically pulled on them. One group that does come to mind, in example of any kind of mercenary type participation, is DynCorp in Colombia. SAR contract employees working with Colombian aircrews rescue downed spray pilots and personnel, and get into the quite a bit.
 
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jastayme3    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   3/15/2005 7:32:59 PM
I hear from the media that some former Ghurkas are actually into some Piracy around the Phillipines) Previous Comment -------------------------- Actually what I heard was that some shipping companies want to hire them to ride along with their ships and look mean. Not a bad idea
 
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firstblood    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   6/29/2005 1:00:20 AM
I read about that saber seven deal, but it was in Rolling Stone, and I don't know how credible that info really is(my guess not very). I contracted for DynCorp and was assigned to Doha, Qatar for about a year. It was long working hours but any ex-mil probably won't have a big problem with that. The money was great.
 
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lrsrng    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   7/10/2005 1:45:23 PM
The second largest provider of military in Iraq After US is private sector.{source:Janes.}Dyna Corp.BlackWater hires Ex Special Operators after at least six months seperation.Assignments to Diplomatic Security Service as a private contractor.BOO KOO bucks.You need to get physcial and shots on your own before applying.The future of guns for hire is with Corporations.
 
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Horsesoldier    RE:Private contractors - private interest. Mercenaries?   8/4/2005 3:29:03 PM
>>In contemporary terms, it will still be a niche area, I can't see private armies in a theatre conflict as the principle force. They can only work at all if they stay "specialised".<< I can't imagine much of a profit margin in being the main ground combat element in a large, mid to high intensity conflict, either.
 
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