n African Security Review - Rogue or regulated? Private military firms in Africa : commentary

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... In a 2003 article Peter W. Singer described a fictional scenario in which a private military firm (PMF), in response to a genocide unfolding in the shadow of international inertia, steps forward with an offer to secure safe havens for refugees. Fiction moved a step closer to reality recently when the United States pledged more than US $200 million in the form of private contracts in support of the African Union Mission in Sudan. In August of this year, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bittrick, the US State Department's deputy director of regional security affairs for Africa flew to Addis Ababa ..

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