South African Warriors Take on Boko Haram without Hashtags

It takes some veteran South African warriors to show us how to deal with terrorists. One of the things that I hated about the Iraq invasion was that Blackwater (now Academi) gave mercenaries a bad name (at least as far as the media reported). While the military could conceivably use private contractors to evade certain legal requirements (which could be either good or bad depending on the nature of the requirements), when mercenaries work directly for the military they are barely private any more. But Read more […]

The Pentagon Seriously Wants Foreign Mercenaries Who Did Not Legally Immigrate

When I wrote my post, asking Republicans if they really wanted foreign mercenaries in our Armed Forces, I was responding to a plan that was being floated to grant citizenship to formerly illegal aliens. I guess I should have also directed that question to the Pentagon leadership, because their answer seems to be “yes” even when the foreigners in question came to the United States illegally. The Associated Press calmly reports: The Pentagon is weighing allowing some immigrants brought illegally Read more […]

American Mercenaries in Ukraine?

German’s Der Spiegel issued a report in German. Here it is thanks to the magic of Google Translate: “Use against separatists: Ukrainian army apparently gets support of U.S. mercenaries.” 400 U.S. mercenaries are fighting in eastern Ukraine against the separatists. The reported “Bild am Sonntag” and refers to intelligence information. The fighters come therefore from military service Academi, formerly known as Blackwater. […]  According to “Bild am Sonntag”, the Ukrainian security Read more […]