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Directory / List of Private Military Companies (PMCs), Private Security Companies ( PSCs), Risk Consultancy Firms, Security and Military Contractors, as well as Defense Contractors & Corporations, and Outsourcing Conglomerates in related business sectors. If you are looking for private military and private security services and solutions (e.g. military & police training, business & defense intelligence, surveillance, asset & personnel protection, security details & maritime escorts, risk analysis, UXO Disposal, K-9 Support, or Maritime Security), please don't look any further. Our lists of firms and services have been put together by field experts: >> PRIVATE MILITARY DIRECTORY.

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· Aegis Defence Services >>GO · BAE Systems >>GO
· Academi ( evolving from Xe, Blackwater ) >>GO · EADS >>GO
· DynCorp International >>GO · Finmeccanica >>GO
· Engility Corp ( evolving from MPRI ): >>GO · Fluor >>GO
· G4S (+ ArmorGroup North America) >>GO · GardaWorld >>GO
· KBR >>GO · Inmarsat >>GO
· L-3 Communications >>GO · QinetiQ >>GO

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A dichotomy in the private realm has emerged whereby PMCs/PSCs legitimately collaborate with state forces and multilateral actors. These 'security partnerships'(*) deter and counteract the predatory advances of ADVERSE PRIVATE FORCES (APFs ) such as International Terrorist Organizations, Rebels and Insurgents, Pirates, Mafias, and Drug Trafficking Organizations. Critical global security issues are also covered in this new segment: e.g. Chemical Warfare, Child Soldiers, Climate Change, Conflict Minerals, Cyber-crime, Cyber-warfare, Drug Trafficking, Exploitation of the Arctic Region, Food Security, and the South China Sea Conflict,
(*) Based on argument put forward in Private Armed Forces and Global Security.



TERRORISM MIDDLE EAST: YEMEN: Suicide bombers kill 137 in Yemen mosque attacks. Reuters, March 20, 2015: TEXT | PICTURES | Out of Yemen, U.S. Is Hobbled in Terror Fight After the evacuation of 125 US Special Operations advisers. The New York Times, March 22, 2015: TEXT | PICTURES

TERRORISM EUROPE / RUSSIA : COPENHAGEN SHOOTINGS: Copenhagen attacks: what we know so far. The Guardian, February 15, 2015: MULTIMEDIA | Copenhagen shooting suspect Omar el-Hussein – a past full of contradictions. The Guardian, February 16, 2015: TEXT | PICTURE || CHARLIE HEBDO SHOOTINGS: Charlie Hebdo suspects on US terrorist watchlist ‘for years.’ The Guardian, February 9, 2015: MULTIMEDIA | Automatic rifles used in Paris attacks traced to shop in Slovakia The Telegraph, February 18, 2015: MULTIMEDIA
DRUG TRAFFICKING, MEXICO: Mexico arrests Zetas cartel leader Omar Trevino Morales, alias "Z-42." BBC News, March 5, 2015: MULTIMEDIA | How chocolate cake helped capture Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord, Servando Gómez Martínez "La Tuta". Washington Post, March 2, 2015: MULTIMEDIA
INSURGENCY MIDDLE EAST: IRAQ CRISIS (June 6, 2014 - ongoing): Iraq News from The Telegraph: MULTIMEDIA > ISIL jihadists boast about buying Yazidi sex slaves. The Telegraph, Novermber 3, 2014: TEXT | VIDEOS | Iraq News from The Guardian: MULTIMEDIA > Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Isis fighters. The Guardian, September 29, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES | 'Islamic State Conflict' coverage from BBC News: MULTIMEDIA > Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul. BBC News. November 5, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES | MAP | United Nations Security Council Resolution Resolution 2178 (2014). S/RES/2178 (2014), September 24, 2014: PLAIN TEXT (Permalink at PrivateMilitary.org)
TERRORISM ASIA: PAKISTAN: PESHAWAR SCHOOL MASACRE: How Pakistan school massacre unfolded. BBC News, December 16, 2014: MULTIMEDIA | Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students dead. Reuters, December 16, 2014: MULTIMEDIA | SYDNEY CAFE SIEGE: | Sydney siege is over, say police, as hostages flee the scene – as it happened. The Guardian, December 15-16, 2014: MULTIMEDIA
TERRORISM AFRICA: Kano mosque attack kills dozens. BBC News, November 28, 2014: MULTIMEDIA | Nigeria explosion 'kills dozens' in Adamawa state. Some reports said the blast was caused by a roadside bomb and occurred near the town of Mubi, close to the Cameroonian border. BBC News, November 27, 2014: TEXT | MAP
MILITARY COUPS AFRICA: Coup leader Lt. Col. Isaac Zida in Burkina Faso coup received U.S. military training, Washington Post, November 3, 2014: TEXT | Burkina Faso Swears in Interim President Michel Kafando. AllAfrica, November 18, 2014: TEXT | Kabila 'coup plot': DR Congo suspects acquitted in South Africa. BBC News, November 28, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
UPRISING NORTH AMERICA: Violence Flares in St. Louis Suburb After Grand Jury Declines to Indict Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s Death, The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2014: MULTIMEDIA | Ferguson: protesters take to streets in 'dozens' of US cities. The Guardian, November 26, 2014: MULTIMEDIA
TERRORISM NORTH AMERICA : OTTAWA SHOOTINGS, October 21, 2014: Interactive timeline: What happened in Ottawa An audio, visual and by-the-numbers timeline of the events leading to and following the shooting in Ottawa. Macleans, October 22, 2014: MULTIMEDIA | Canadian Police Describe Timeline of Ottawa Attack. NBC News, October 23, 2014: VIDEO
TERRORISM INDEX: U.S. Department of State. Country Reports on Terrorism 2013. Washington D.C., April 2014: (Browsable) HTML | PDF (full report) | Global terrorist death toll soars as attacks become deadlier, The Telegraph, July 23, 2014: TEXT | MAP | Report: Terror Attacks, Deaths Rise Sharply in 2013. VOA, November 18, 2014: TEXT

CYBER CRIME: Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime Economic impact of cybercrime II. McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 2014: PDF (Full report) | PDF (Summary) | VIDEO embedded in the CYBER CRIME page GO>>

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Books: Hot off the press Memoirs and 2008-2014 Titles, as well as Essential Reading, Earlier Bibliography, and classics covering the evolution of PMCs/PSCs and the privatization of security. We have also sections focusing on the Iraq Conflict, Kindle Books (& Readers) and MORE >>. Find a broader selection of books in our thematic and easy-to-browse >>BOOKSHOP (operated by Amazon, so order with confidence).

Reading List: Academic Articles, Research Reports, and Conference Papers; essentially this is an Annotated Bibliography of Key Scholarship. Private Security Regulation, the convergence of Security & Development, and Private Military History are among the themes we cover. To form a more balanced view, we also list Security Industry Documents. At PrivateMilitary.org we encourage the dissemination of free-access publications and that is what you find here. MORE >>

Regulation documents (national, international and humanitarian law): UNITED STATES | UNITED KINGDOM | SOUTH AFRICA | AUSTRALIA | NEW ZEALAND | FRANCE | INTERNATIONAL | MARITIME | MORE>>

– UK: Security guard fraud exposed by undercover researchers. BBC News, March 23, 2015: TEXT | PICTURES | VIDEO
– McGill profs signing military research contracts via private companies. McGill Daily, February 16, 2015: TEXT | PICTURES
– Security contractor David Berry, killed in Libya, leaves a legacy of U.S. military service. Washington Post, January 28, 2015: TEXT | PICTURES
– CIA paid psychologists $80m to devise and use torture techniques. The Telegraph, December 9, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
– Cameroon: Reining in Private Security Firms via the Bill to Amend and Supplement Some Provisions of Law No. 97/21 of 10 September 1997 on Private Security Companies. AllAfrica, December 8, 2014: TEXT
– Maritime security needs more attention. Federal Times, November 26, 2014: TEXT
– KBR contractor probed by Senate, House over documents silencing whistleblowers. Washington Times, November 20, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
– Finmeccanica out, US’s Sikorsky joins Indian Navy copter acquisition race, The Times of India. November 5, 2014: TEXT
– Bill on private military companies submitted to Russian parliament - report. RAPSI. October 23, 2014: TEXT
– Finmeccanica looks to rebuild India ties after former Chairman and CEO Giuseppe Orsi convicted, Reuters, October 9, 2014: TEXT
– Armed contractor with criminal record was on elevator with Obama in Atlanta. Washington Post, September 30, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
– Asylum seekers abused in German shelter by security contractors. Deutsche Welle, September 28, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES
– DynCorp Dismisses Recently Appointed CEO Gordon Walsh. WSJ, August 8, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
– Whistleblower alerted L-3 to accounting misconduct. Reuters. July 31, 2014: TEXT
– KBR Will Seek $45 Million Plus Interest in Compensation for Services Rendered. MarketWatch, June 26, 2014: TEXT
– The obvious problem American embassies overlooked in security. Washington Examiner, June 17, 2014: TEXT | DOCUMENTS
– £100m military contract lined up for company (Sodexo) mired in racism allegations. The Guardian, June 18, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
– U.S. companies pulling contractors from Iraqi bases as security crumbles [as conflict with ISIS explodes]. The Washington Post, June 12, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
– Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance. The Guardian, June 6, 2014: TEXT | TABLE
– India: 22,000 Security guards in Mumbai: An underpaid and overworked lot. DNA , June 6, 2014: TEXT | TABLE
– Angola: Private Security Firms Law Passed. AllAfrica, May 22, 2014: TEXT
Iraq war - 10 Years G4S - Olympics Security fiasco
EADS-BAE: Universal Soldier EADS-BAE failed merger Osama bin laden killed 9/11 - 10 Years
– The new EU and UK policy of letting the boat migrants drown. November 1, 2014: @PrivateMilitary.org | @WordPress
– British jihadists: the rise of ISIS and the downgrading of the British (and EU) passport. September 11, 2014: @PrivateMilitary.org | @WordPress
– Israel and Palestine, amidst all the pain and the relentless battle. July 28, 2014: @PrivateMilitary.org | @WordPress
– Erik Prince Proposes a Pentagon Makeover. Newsweek, December 2, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
– The Development and Regulation of Private Maritime Security. Maritime Executive, November 24, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE
– Security contractor USIS hacking breach affecting DHS employees not detected for months: Bloomberg Businessweek, November 3, 2014: TEXT
·– Meet G4S, the Contractors Who Go Where Governments and Armies Can’t—or Won’t: By William Langewiesche, Vanity Fair, April 2014: GO>>

– Quadrennial Defense Reviews 2014. Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014: PDF | 2014 QDR Fact Sheet (PDF)

– G4S-Olympics 2012 | UK Home Affairs Committee inquiry into G4S; GO>>
– Boeing. X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Completes 3rd Flight. The unmanned spacecraft concludes record-setting 674-day mission. October 17, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES
– Inmarsat. Colombian Combat Ship ARC Nariño Arrives Home After Braving 11,000-Nautical-Mile Trip Under Severe Weather Conditions. October 13, 2014. TEXT
– Triple Canopy Forms an Employee-Owned Company: TP Press Release, February 14, 2014: TEXT
– Simon Mann - Mercenary: BBC Hardtalk, December 21, 2011: TEXT | AUDIO

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browse or buy  key books BIBLIOGRAPHY - TOP 10
The Markets for Force. Privatization of Security Across World Regions. Molly Dunigan and Ulrich Petersohn (eds), Penn Press, February 2015. About the book | Table of contents | About the authors
The Morality of Private War: The Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies. By James Pattison, Oxford University Press, August 2014.

Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror. By Erik Prince, Portfolio Hardcover, November 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 | PMCs and private security cast anew: MORE>> Private Armed Forces book cover

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.

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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