Tag: army

Security Contractors, not heroes nor mercenaries

The history of this security contractors is relatively recent and has, at the very least, questionable roots. In 1989, in South Africa and Namibia, the apartheid is about to collapse and the army of these two countries will be reorganized soon. Among the new unemployed soldiers there is Eeben Barlow, former colonel of the Civil Cooperation Bureau, a unit (basically a death squad) responsible for the murder of many political opponents.
Barlow decides to put his strategic know-how at the service of privates, foreseeing the business potential: war zones are always a lot and, after the Cold War, less and less ideological…

The International Army Games or the anti-Olympics

It’s well known that in the ancient times the Olympics were so important to stop wars. Less famous than those, the International Army Games were born and raised in Russia in 2015 and they arrived at their third edition in the summer 2017, right in between Rio 2016 and Pyongchang 2018. They look scary and they are exactly what they seem: a competition among armies to display who has got the strongest potential and arsenal…