Posted By: March 30, 2013

U.S. Inspector Probing $293 Mln Aegis Award for Iraq Security

Posted By: March 29, 2013

By Tony Capaccio July 30 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. inspector general for Iraq reconstruction is investigating the May award of a $293 million security contract to a London-based consulting firm as critics said it should be rescinded, according to a new report. The audit related to the Aegis Defence Systems Ltd. contract, to be completed […]

Mercenary Hits It Big, Thanks to the U.S.

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Published on Thursday, June 24, 2004 by the Los Angeles Times by Robert Young Pelton On May 25, the U.S. Army awarded Lt. Col. Tim Spicer, formerly of the British army, and his company, Aegis – a tiny 2-year-old London-based holding corporation – the largest and most important security contract of the Iraq war. Over […]

Marketing the New ‘Dogs of War’

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Center For Public Integrity By Duncan Campbell WASHINGTON, October 30, 2002 – The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have been fighting one of the world’s longest and bloodiest terrorist wars, but July 24, 2001, marked their most devastating attack in 18 years of fighting against the Sri Lankan government. In virtually destroying Bandaranaike International Airport […]

Spicer, ‘Scratcher’ and the dogs of war

Posted By: March 29, 2013

By Ray O’Hanlon Irish Echo September 8-14, 2004 The backdrop to the row over the “Spicer” contract with the Pentagon for security-related work in Iraq is beginning to resemble the plot of a Frederick Forsythe novel. “The Dogs of War,” to be precise. The affair is turning up a whole slew of British public-school […]

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