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New legislation, which was approved Monday by parliament, will be applied to all firms that provide security services outside of Switzerland. Any direct participation in an armed conflict is also banned. The Senate followed the other parliamentary
Defence cuts mean British military commanders will have to rely on private security firms to carry out future operations, a retired general has said. Major General Graham Binns said the UK's Ministry of Defence appeared more "reticent" about using
Army helicopter brigade is set to pull out of Baghdad in December, as part of an agreement with the Iraqi government to remove U.S. forces. So the armed helicopters flying over the Iraqi capital next year will have pilots and machine gunners from
The rise of the UK's private security companies Business reporter, BBC News Graham Binns says the future is bright for the UK's private security industry Major General Graham Binns is not your typical chief executive. As a lifelong soldier, he is
The move to Basel of a British security firm that provides soldiers for war zones has met with widespread criticism, with observers saying it affects Swiss neutrality. Aegis Defence Services, one of the world's largest private security contractors,
Should private contractors like Blackwater be allowed to continue to provide armed security for convoys, diplomatic and other personnel, and military bases and other facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq?...Congressional commission will spend two days
The Army's contracting workforce is only 55 percent of what it was in the mid-1990s, while the dollar value of contracts they oversee is approximately $165 billion. That's left less oversight of contractors and problems of waste, fraud and abuse.