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Posts Tagged ‘private army

The U.S. shadow war: contractors, commando teams and robotic drones

August 16, 2010

The Obama administration’s shadow war against Al Qaeda and its allies is fought in roughly a dozen countries — from the deserts of North Africa, to the mountains of Pakistan, to former Soviet republics crippled by ethnic and religious strife. The United States has significantly increased intelligence operations, pursuing the enemy using robotic drone missile […]

US aid helps Afghan warlord build an empire

June 7, 2010

The most powerful man in many parts of Afghanistan is not the provincial governor, nor the police chief, nor even the commander of the Afghan Army. In Oruzgan Province, it is Matiullah Khan, the head of a private army that earns millions of dollars guarding NATO supply convoys and fights Taliban insurgents alongside American Special […]