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Mercenary armies are running amok around the world

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Erik Prince testifies at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, October 2, 2007.
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A recent report by UN investigators detailed a bungled plot to prop up Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar with mercenaries, allegedly including a special hit squad.
Not all the details of that 2019 plot are clear, but it underscores the increasing use and ongoing opacity of operations by private military contractors around the world.
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