Friday, January 21, 2011

Private Military Corporation (PMC) Providing Training to Somali Troops - Saracen International

A private sector effort financed by several Arab Gulf states is now training Somali troops in hopes of quelling the rampart piracy off the coast of Somalia.  The Somali pirates have been operating out of ports along Somali's coast for the last 20 years.  While many governments have been cooperating in organizing naval task forces that operate on the ocean none have ventured onto the land mass of Somalia to root out the pirates.  Many analysts agree that the best way to stop the piracy is to get on the ground and go after them.  Enter Saracen International - a secretive private sector security and military type business.  Read more in "Blackwater founder trains Somalis", Yahoo! News, January 20, 2011.

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