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A Warrior’s Farewell to Glen Doherty

Glen A. Doherty, a security contractor and former member of the Navy SEALs, was killed in Libya on Sept. 12, 2012, while defending the American Mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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The Threat of Civil Unrest in Pakistan and the Davis Case

The Threat of Civil Unrest in Pakistan and the Davis Case is republished with permission of STRATFOR.

By Scott Stewart

On Feb. 13, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) issued a statement demanding that the government of Pakistan execute U.S. government contractor Raymond Davis or turn him over to the TTP for judgment. Davis, a contract security officer for the CIA, has been in Pakistani custody since a Jan. 27 incident in which he shot two men who reportedly pointed a pistol at him in an apparent robbery attempt.

Pakistani officials have corroborated Davis’ version of events and, according to their preliminary report, Davis appears to have acted in self-defense. From a tactical perspective, the incident appears to have been (in tactical security parlance) a “good shoot,” but the matter has been taken out of the tactical realm and has become mired in transnational politics and Pakistani public sentiment. Whether the shooting was justified or not, Davis has now become a pawn in a larger game being played out between the United States and Pakistan.

When one considers the way similar periods of tension between the Pakistanis and Americans have unfolded in the past, it is not unreasonable to conclude that as this current period plays out, it could have larger consequences for Davis and for American diplomatic facilities and commercial interests in Pakistan. Unless the Pakistani government is willing and able to defuse the situation, the case could indeed provoke violent protests against the United States, and U.S. citizens and businesses in Pakistan should be prepared for this backlash. Read the rest of this entry »

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High Risk Civilian Contractor – Small Unit Tactics

Tactical Response High Risk Civilian Contractor – Small Unit Tactics 2010


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Afghan Presidential Decree Bans Security Firms

From: Star Telegram

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s president issued a decree Tuesday ordering private security companies to disband by the end of the year, drawing a warning from the United States that the move could delay reconstruction and development assistance programs.

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