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chapter 2 of "Making a Killing: The Business of War": Privatizing Combat, the New World Order

...ICI is one of several companies contracted by the State Department to go into danger zones that are too risky or unsavory to commit conventional U.S. forces. It also has been active in conflicts in Haiti and Liberia [in addition to Sierra Leone]...a nearly two-year investigation by ICIJ [International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] identified at least 90 private military companies, or PMCs (as some of these new millennium mercenaries prefer to be known), that have operated in 110 countries worldwide. [includes reference to Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton; Booz Allen Hamilton; BDM, owned by the Carlyle Group; Armor Holdings; L-3 Communications; MPRI; Sayeret Group; Pistris Inc.; Trojan Securities; TASK International; DynCorp; ICI]

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