[PDF] full report: "Corporate Mercenaries - The threat of private military and security companies"

Author: War on Want, Published on: 29 October 2006

The following pages examine the rapid expansion of private military and security companies (PMSCs), particularly as a result of the occupation of Iraq. As well as providing information on the activities of these companies, the report urges all readers to call on the UK government to introduce legislation as a matter of urgency in order to bring PMSCs under democratic control. [refers to Aegis Defence Services, Airscan, Alpha Firm (part of ArmorGroup), AMEC, American Airlines, Anvil Mining, ArmorGroup, Aviation Development Corporation, BHP Billiton, Blackwater, Booz Allen Hamilton, BP, Branch-Heritage, CACI, Chevron, Control Risks, Custer Battles, De Beers, Defence Systems Colombia (DSC) [a subsidiary of DSL (now ArmorGroup)] , DynCorp, Erinys International, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Hart Group, Intercon Security, L-3 Communications, L-3 Titan (part of L-3 Communications), Military Professional Resources (MPRI) (part of L-3 Communications), Northbridge, Northrop Grumman, O’Gara, Ranger Oil (part of Canadian Natural Resources), Raytheon, SAIC, Schlumberger, Shell, Siemens, Silver Shadow, Texaco, Triple Canopy, Vinnell (part of Northrop Grumman)] [If any of the other companies mentioned in the War on Want report wish to send the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre a response to the report, we will post any responses on our website, alongside the report.]

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Related companies: Aegis Defence Services (part of Aegis Group) Aegis Group AirScan American Airlines Anvil Mining (part of China Minmetals) ArmorGroup (part of G4S) Aviation Development Corporation (ADC) BHP Billiton Blackwater Booz Allen Hamilton BP CACI Canadian Natural Resources Chevron Control Risks Custer Battles De Beers (part of Anglo American) DynCorp Erinys International ExxonMobil Halliburton Hart Intercon Security L-3 Communications L-3 Titan (part of L-3 Communications) MPRI (part of L-3 Communications) Northbridge Services Group Northrop Grumman Ranger Oil (part of Canadian Natural Resources) Raytheon Schlumberger Shell Siemens Silver Shadow Texaco (part of Chevron) Triple Canopy Vinnell (part of Northrop Grumman) Wood (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler)