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A dichotomy in the private realm has emerged whereby PMCs/PSCs legitimately work alongside state forces and multilateral actors while deterring or counteracting the predatory advances of Adverse Private Forces (APFs): terrorist organizations, rebels and insurgents, pirates, mafias, and drug trafficking organizations. Critical global security issues in which PAFs and PMCs find themselves involved are also covered in this new segment: e.g. Food Security, Climate Change, Conflict Minerals, Exploitation of the Arctic Region, the South China Sea Conflict, Child Soldiers, and Chemical Warfare.


·REBELLION / TERRORISM CHINA: KUNMING KNIFE MASACRE, March 1, 2014: Xinjiang separatists blamed for 'Chinese 9/11,' The Guardian, March 2, 2014: TEXT | VIDEO | Police say they have captured remaining suspects. The Guardian, March 3, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE

· TERRORISM AFRICA: SOMALIA / LIBYA RAIDS: Target in U.S. Raid on Somalia is the Top Al-Shabab Planner of Attacks Abroad. The New York Times, October 6, 2013: TEXT | US forces target leading al-Shabaab militant in Somalian coastal raid. The Observer, October 6, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE | WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTRE ATTACK, NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi attack: What we know. BBC News, September 21-25, 2013: MULTIMEDIA | 'White widow': Samantha Lewthwaite linked to Nairobi attack. The Guardian, September 25, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE | NIGERIA: Boko Haram terrorists were mistaken by students for soldiers. The Telegraph, September 30, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· CHEMICAL WARFARE: SYRIA: Syria Admits It Has Chemical Weapons. Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2013: TEXT | PHOTO | Syrian chemical attack used sarin and was worst in 25 years, says UN. The Guardian, September 17, 2013: TEXT | VIDEO | Syria meets deadline to destroy chemical production facilities. Reuters, October 31, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· TERRORISM EUROPE /RUSSIA : Terrorist assassination of soldier in London: Woolwich: The investigatio, BBC News, May 25, 2013: MULTIMEDIA | Police foil 'Mumbai-style' terrorist plot in London, say security sources. The Guardian, October 14, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE | Suicide blast kills 16 and injures 50 in Volgograd. Irish Times, December 30, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· TERRORISM NORTH AMERICA : US-born 'jihadist rapper' Omar Hammami reportedly killed in Somalia.The Guardian, September 12, 2013: TEXT | PHOTO
· ANARCHISM EUROPE: Moscow police arrest 1,200 migrants after riots. The Guardian, October 14, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE (Pinned)
· CRIME/REBELLION LATIN AMERICA: Football fans warned: Expect ‘World Cup of terror’. Metro, October 16, 2013: TEXT
· ARCTIC EXPLOITATION: Russia Preparing Patrols of Arctic Shipping Lanes. The Telegraph, September 14, 2013: TEXT
· MILITARY COUPS: | 13 South African soldiers killed in CAR: BBC News, March 25, 2013: TEXT
· DRUG TRAFFICKING : Latin American Traffickers Find New - And Risky - Drug Market In Middle East Gulf States. Fox News, September 19, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE | UNODC chief says Afghan opium trade continues to grow. Stars and Stripes, October 30, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· CONFLICT MINERALS: Gabon seeks to reclaim Chinese oil assets: The Financial Times, June 6, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· CYBER CRIME: South Africa: ‘National crisis’ of cybercrime poses major threat to SA business. BusinessDay, September 18, 2013: TEXT
· CYBER WARFARE: China's military to drill on digitalized forces: Xinhua, May 29, 2013: TEXT | US military tested using Twitter to profile civilians in anti-terror scheme. The Financial Times, August 21, 2013: TEXT

· MALI REBELLION : Hollande wins Unesco peace prize for Mali intervention: BBC News, June 5, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE | French President Hollande says war on terror won in Mali in speech at presidential inauguration celebration. Washington Post, September 19, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE | UN troops from Chad killed in Mali's Tessalit town. BBC News, Octobber 24, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE

· SOUTH CHINA SEA CONFLICT: | China Rejects Multilateral Intervention in South China Sea Disputes. Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2013: TEXT | US, Philippines Launch War Games Near South China Sea. AFP,September 18, 2013: TEXT

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· Dyncorp rolls out first 16 armoured personnel carriers for UN mission in Mali: DefenseWeb, March 31, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
· DynCorp International and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Sign First Private Company Partnership to Support Families of Fallen Team Members: Business Wire, March 31, 2014: TEXT
· MH370: how Inmarsat homed in on missing Malaysia Airlines' flight. The Guardian, March 25, 2014: TEXT | VIDEO | MAP
· The Russian ‘Blackwater’ Takes Over Ukraine Airport: The Daily Beast, TEXT | PICTURE (Pinned)
· G4S repays UK government £108.9m after tagging scandal: BBC News, March 12, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
· Triple Canopy Forms an Employee-Owned Company: TP Press Release, February 14, 2014: TEXT
· UK Police tackle cyber criminals using counter-terrorism techniques: The Financial Times, February 10, 2014: TEXT
· IRAQ: Basra invites British firm Aegis Defence Services back for security role: The Telegraph, January 3, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
· ‘Civilian Warriors: Blackwater and the War on Terror’ by Erik Prince. Washington Post, December 27, 2013: TEXT
· DynCorp, which has had employees killed overseas, puts support into the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS): Washington Post, December 20, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· Serco to payUK government back £68.5m over tagging: BBC News, December 19, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
· ICRC frets over rules for private security contractors. UPI, December 12, 2013: TEXT
· Report: Maritime Security Market to Grow by $5 Billion in 5 Years: Marex, December 6, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· UK: Prisons privatisation cancelled amid Serco probe. BBC News, November 22, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· INDIA: No decision yet on firearms for private security: Official: DNA India, 15 November, 2013: TEXT
· With Robberies Up, Oakland Residents Turn To Private Cops: NPR, November 15, 2013: TEXT | AUDIO | PICTURE
· UN: Private Security to Earn $244B by 2016. AP, November 4, 2013: TEXT
· In Gentrified Oakland, Private Security Takes Hold. ColorLines, November 1, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· $21,000 Raised for Private Security in Oakland's Rockridge District. NBC, October 28, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· New charges brought against former Blackwater guards in Baghdad shooting. Washington Post, October 18, 2013: TEXT
· State Department Management Chief Under Fire for Statements on Kabul Security. GobExec, September 13, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
· Republic of Benin Taps AdvanFort as First PMC to Provide Maritime Protection. Press Release, September 10, 2013: PDF
· Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security. The Guardian, September 6, 2013: TEXT | GRAPHS
· Defendant in Blackwater shooting case seeks judge’s ruling on his status. Washington Post, September 3, 2013: TEXT
· Offices of German defense contractors raided in Greece bribe probe. UPI, August 28, 2013: TEXT
· US military tested using Twitter to profile civilians in anti-terror scheme. Financial Times, August 21, 2013: TEXT
· Afghan government’s monopoly on private security raises cost concerns, watchdog says. Washington Post, July 30, 2013: TEXT | PHOTO
· Report: Replacement force for private security contractors in Afghanistan ineffective. Stars and Stripes, July 30, 2013: TEXT | PHOTO
· Colombia worries as troops join Arab mercenary force (United Arab Emirates): UPI, June 7, 2013 : TEXT
· IRAQ - 10 YEARS: Contractors reap $138bn from Iraq war: Financial Times, March 18, 2013: GO>> | Turkey emerges as true Iraq war victor: FT.com (CNN), March 13, 2013 GO>> | MORE at out IRAQ 10 Years archive
G4S profits tumble on Olympics failings: The Guardian, March 13, 2012: GO>> | Further coverage at our G4S-Olympics Security news archive.
EADS-BAE: Universal Soldier EADS-BAE failed merger: EADS Rules Out New Merger Talks with BAE: Aviation International News, March 1, 2013 GO>> | MORE at our EADS-BAE news archive>>
· High Energy Prices and Private Security: November 10, 2013: >>GO
· Private Military Serving Dogs: Octobber 26, 2013: >>GO
· AAA British Private Security: The UK Private Military Industry by 2020: April 16, 2013: >>GO
· The British Ceremonial Army: A Shrinking Force in an Age of Uncertainty: March 1, 2013: >>GO
· Meet G4S, the Contractors Who Go Where Governments and Armies Can’t—or Won’t: By William Langewiesche, Vanity Fair, April 2014: GO>>
· Private Maritime Security Companies and Concerns for the Near Future: Maritime Executive, June 4, 2013: GO>>
· Automatic spending cuts - Sector Snap: Defense Contractors, Bloomberg Businessweek, March 6, 2013: GO>>

· G4S must bear the cost of its Olympic failure, say MPs in new report. UK Parliament, September 21, 2012: GO>>

· G4S-Olympics 2012 | UK Home Affairs Committee questions G4S on Olympic security: July 17: WEBCAST
· US House of Representatives: Warlord, Inc. Extortion and Corruption Along the U.S. Supply Chain in Afghanistan, 22 June 2010: >>GO (htm) | PDF (3.14MB)
· DOD: 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), Feb. 2010: >>GO
· Global 20 Leading Cyber Security Companies 2013: Competitive Landscape Analysis: PR Newswire, May 8 , 2013: GO>>
· Mandiant. APT1. Exposing One of China’s Cyber Espionage Units. February 19, 2013: PDF
· Hired Guns. Views About Armed Contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom. RAND, 2010: GO>>
· G4S 'warned' over killer security guard Danny Fitzsimons. BBC, October 1, 2012: GO>>
· G4S-Olympics 2012 | UK Home Affairs Committee questions G4S on Olympic security: July 17: WEBCAST
· Simon Mann - Mercenary: BBC Hardtalk, 21 December, 2011 (available until Dec 26): >>GO

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Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror. By Erik Prince, Portfolio Hardcover, November 18, 2013.

Victory for Hire: Private Security Companies' Impact on Military Effectiveness. By Molly Dunigan, Stanford Security Studies, 2011.

· Private Armed Forces and Global Security: A Guide to the Issues. By Carlos Ortiz, Praeger, March 2010. About the book I Table of contents | flyer | Kindle edition

· States, Citizens and the Privatisation of Security. By Elke Krahmann, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

· Private Security Contractors and New Wars: Risk, Law, and Ethics. By Kateri Carmola, Routledge, 2010.

· Halliburton's Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War. By Pratap Chatterjee, Nation Books, 2009. [1 edition, buy soon]

· Outsourcing Peace?: The United Nations' Use of Private Security and Military Companies. By Åse Gilje Østensen, VDM Verlag, 2009.

· Privatising Peace: A Corporate Adjunct to United Nations Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations. By Malcolm Hugh Patterson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

· Executive Outcomes. Against all Odds. By Eeben Barlow, Galago, 2007. About the book | About Barlow and EO

· Private Military and Security Companies. Chances, Problems, Pitfalls and Prospects. Edited by J. Thomas, and K. Gerhard. Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2007. About the book | Chapter outline

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