Russian Mercenaries Pull Double Duty During World Cup 2018

Russian Mercenaries Pull Double Duty During World Cup 2018

Some of the same guards who keep a watchful eye on inebriated soccer fanatics during the World Cup Finals in Russia were recently fighting clandestine wars for the Motherland in the Ukraine and Syria. Can we expect private military contractors to perform the same duties when the Finals come to North America in 2026? Some 800 Cossacks with over a …

Fourth Circuit Tosses Burn Pit Lawsuit

Fourth Circuit Tosses Burn Pit Lawsuit

The federal courts cannot second-guess the Department of Defense (DoD)’s wartime decisions and therefore Iraq War veterans have no legal recourse for their burn pit injuries, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Does this case also cut off compensation for injured private military contractors? Several dozen lawsuits against KBR allege that company-maintained burn pits bellowed …

Contractors Stepping Up in Africa

Contractors Stepping Up in Africa

Mostly for logistical and political reasons, contractors from America and mercenaries from Russia are the sharp end of the stick for their respective nations in what amounts to a modern-day Scramble for Africa. In fact, the ratio of contractors to servicemembers is almost one to one in many places. As they do in other parts of the world, some contractors …

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DBA Newsletter – July 2018

COMING TO LIMA, PERU Periodically we travel throughout the world to meet with clients. We are happy to announce that we will be traveling to Lima, Peru in early October 2018 to meet with certain clients. If you need to meet with one of our attorneys regarding your case while we are in Lima, please let us know. Further, if …

Will Syria be the Next Afghanistan?

Will Syria be the Next Afghanistan?

Most people believe that postwar reconstruction in Syria will be a largely private effort. There are indications that combat operations might be privatized, as well, thus fulfilling Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s vision. Russia has already largely privatized operations in Syria. Wagner Group mercenaries usually take on the toughest combat assignments. Despite international law restrictions, these mercenaries supposedly enter Syria by …