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What will our Mercs do when our wars wind down? Who will hire them?

Summary:  Again we turn harsh lights on the future of America.  The US government has created a pool highly skilled mercs (on a base of people the government itself trained).  What will these people do when our wars wind down?  To create serious trouble only a few need sell their knowledge and experience to unfriendly regimes and …

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Mercs spread special ops methods to corporations and (eventually) our enemies

Summary:  This article discusses a possible side-effect of the US government creating large numbers of highly skilled mercs, based on people the government itself trained. For centuries — since the end of the thirty Years War in 1648 — the major western nations have strove to eliminate the scourge of mercenaries.  During the Bush Jr Administration much of that …

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Don’t read this about Blackwater! Why ruin your illusions, so carefully manufactured by our government’s info ops.

I strongly recommend reading this in full.  It’s a long and well-documented (as such things go) article.  Why should foreigners be the only ones to know the truth about America’s wars? “Blackwater’s Secret War in Pakistan“, Jeremy Scahill, The Nation, 23 November 2009 — Excerpt: At a covert forward operating base run by the US …

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Militia – the ultimate defense against 4GW

Summary:  This essay sketches out what might be our most reliable defense against fourth generation warfare (4GW) — a militia.  Militia have deep roots in western history, and many of these advantages can work for America today.  Militia also are problematic for several reasons.  These issues must be considered when designing their recruitment, training, and organization.  This …

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