Sunday, 15 May 2011
Iraq Business News reports (May 6th): Two more security firms have won contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to build the State Department a private army in
, according to a report from Wired’s ‘Danger Room’. Iraq
Contractors and newcomer will contribute to the State Department’s planned protection force of 5,500 contractors.
US doles out billions to mercenaries in
Press TV reports (May 6th): Private security firms stand to earn at least $3 billion guarding diplomats in
In September, the State Department announced a list of eight security companies that will be allowed to bid on a range of "task orders" for security jobs around the world.
Triple Canopy is in line to make $1.53 billion protecting State Department personnel at work, at home and when they travel, while SOC has a deal for $973 million to guard the
embassy itself. The British firm Global Strategies Group has been hired to protect diplomats at the consulate general in the southern city of Baghdad for $401 million. Basra