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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Private Military Contractors: Thomas P.M. Barnett has some thoughts


Interesting thoughts on Blackwater USA and perhaps a greater role for Private Military and other contractors in Thomas P.M. Barnett's The Pinkertons of the 21st Century.

Of course, I might have used the "privateer" comparison myself. More info on privateers in US history here. And, of course, the Somali "government" was contracting with "Top Cat Marine" to so some offshore work, as set out here.

There is nothing new under the sun.

Ships is the privateer America.

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