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PMC

PMC

Private military contractors are private companies that provide the same services as a private military, but instead of being employed by a government or state, they work for private organizations. The private organization hires them to protect their employees and assets while providing security in high-risk areas. They can be hired by anyone from an individual to a corporation, non-governmental organization (NGO), or multinational company.

They have been around since ancient times when people would hire armies on an ad hoc basis to fight wars on their behalf without becoming involved themselves. In recent years there has been more demand for them due to increased terrorism and conflicts in unstable regions of the world such as Syria and Iraq where governments cannot afford large standing militaries anymore.

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The defendants' Marc Baier, Ryan Adams, and Daniel Gericke are accused of working as senior managers at a UAE-based company that conducted hacking operations on behalf of the government. Prosecutors say the men provided hacking and intelligence-gathering systems that were used to break into computers in the United State and elsewhere in the world.

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Professional Overseas Contractors

Professional Overseas Contractors

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos — The names Lynddie England, Janice Karpinski and Charles Granier became synonymous with the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. But we know now that those who directed the torture from the Pentagon, who set the conditions on the ground in that prison, were never held truly accountable. The only ones who did time were the low-ranking National Guardsmen and intelligence officers. Then-Brigadier Gen. Karpinski (who didn’t go to jail but was relieved of her command and was demoted in rank) was clearly the scapegoat among the top brass.

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Living and working in Germany

Post Date: September 14, 2021 | Category: Around the World, General Information

Germany

Germany

Germany is an exciting and affordable place to live, with many expats from around the world choosing to settle down there for a couple of years for employment assisting troops on US bases in Germany.

Germany is known for being a modern and diverse country, with a rich heritage in fine food and drink. Expats will find that in general, infrastructure in Germany is of a high standard in education to healthcare.

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Thousands of Afghans shell-shocked at the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, brought to Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where they await the next leg of their journey, to the United States.

After Kabul fell to the Taliban the United States began flying people out of Kabul at a rate of thousands a day. Many were brought to U.S. military installations in Qatar or Kuwait. But by the end of that week, those bases could not safely support anymore. Ramstein, which has served as a key transit point in Germany for troops and equipment throughout the 20-year war in Afghanistan, was called on for one more mission.

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan

NATE BERG | When the U.S. government officially pulled its military presence from Afghanistan, it left behind a valuable piece of real estate. The U.S. embassy in Kabul, a sprawling 15-acre complex of more than a dozen buildings and annexes, was built at an estimated construction cost of $806 million.

As the Taliban takes over, it is physically filling in the footprint of the previous regime, including taking over the presidential palace. The U.S. embassy, the centerpiece of the country’s long and tumultuous presence in Afghanistan for more than 20 years, could similarly change hands. The State Department declined to comment.

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Private Military Contractors

Private Military Contractors

REPORT FOREIGN POLICY — Military analysts trying to understand the stunning collapse of the Afghan military is increasingly pointing to the departure of U.S. government contractors starting a month ago as one of the key turning points.

The Afghans had relied on contractors for everything from training and gear maintenance to preparing them for intelligence gathering and close air support in their battles against Taliban fighters.

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taliban-hummer

taliban-hummer

According to the Department of Defense, the U.S. military is planning to leave Afghanistan by August 31. The plan for that departure includes not just U.S. service members, but also some of the important military equipment still in the country.

But, right now, the Defense Department is busy getting American citizens, Afghans with special immigrant visa applications in process, and other vulnerable Afghans out of the country. And that will continue to be the No. 1 priority right up until the very end, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

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passport

 

passport

Civilian contractor jobs overseas bring a lot of excitement and experience to one’s career. You are working in a foreign country, with the military, on projects that could make a difference in the world.

For many, becoming an overseas civilian contractor is the next logical step as retired military. For others, it is the lure of adventure, high pay that overseas jobs provide, and a desire to help our country that convinces them to go. And still, for many others, it is the desire to help make a difference in the world through contracting for public works or foreign assistance.

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DART team

DART team

At the direction of President Biden, the United States Government rapidly mobilized to assist the Government of Haiti and the Haitian people after the devastating earthquake.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) coordinated international response efforts, announced the deployment of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Haiti. The U.S. Government is coordinating efforts across Departments and Agencies and with international partners and organizations to respond quickly to needs in Haiti.

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