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Boom times ahead for dogs of war

Author: Julian Joyce, BBC, Published on: 6 December 2007

The British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC) was gathering for its annual conference in London..."to raise the standards of operation of its members and this emergent industry". Outside in the drizzle stood a small band of protesters dressed in combat uniforms. They carried giant papier mache guns and a sign: "Stop mercenary killing"...But the BAPSC knows it has to create and maintain a spotless reputation if it is to continue to work closely with democratic governments. That is the reason the security industry is so keen for the government to bring in its regulation proposals - first promised back in 2002. [refers to Sandline, Aegis, ArmorGroup, Blackwater]

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Related companies: Aegis Defence Services (part of Aegis Group) Aegis Group ArmorGroup (part of G4S) Blackwater Sandline International