PMC

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Interest ofPeter Warren Singer

A private military contractor or private military company is a rebranding of the concept of the mercenary.

Lawlessness

PMCs often operate de facto beyond the reach of any effective law.

“The sector still has no binding regulations, though. It doesn’t even have an agreed-upon definition of a private military or security company.”
Abigail Fielding-Smith,  Crofton Black,  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (January 2019)  [1]


 

Examples

Page nameDescription
AcademiFormerly known as Blackwater, a huge US-based private military contractor infamous for a string of scandals.
Aegis Defence ServicesPMC founded in 2002 by Cercle attendee Tim Spicer
ArmorGroup/North America
Control RisksA British private security company.
DynCorpA long established private military contractor. Whistlevlowers have alleged that the group engages in child sex trafficking amongst other activities.
Executive OutcomesA private military contractor which offered "Security management" and "full-service risk management consulting". It operated during the 1990s and boasted 500 military advisers and over 3000 military personnel, largely drawn from the South African Civil Cooperation Bureau.
Global Strategies Group
Jim HawesJim Hawes was a member of SEAL Team 2 (Class 29) and a CIA Contractor who gained notoriety by starting the "Congolese Navy" (Force Navale Congolaise) in support of CIA backed "Mad Mike" Hoare's exploits to put down the Rebellion in the Congo. Jim also hunted for Che Guevara who was in that part of the world at the time stirring up his brand of communism.
Janusian Security Risk Management
Military Professional Resources Inc.
Phoenix Close Protection
Sabre International SecurityA PMC which profited big in Iraq from the war and then vanished when the going was not good.
Saladin Security Ltd
Sandline International
Turi Defense Group


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