For many years those in the private security contracting industry have argued loudly that the people who carry guns in the field are not mercenaries. And they are exactly right, as I have noted many times in the past.
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Blackwater and DynCorp, the two leading mercenary firms servicing the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have both undertaken steps toward significant st...
Does anyone think that baseball really is having its players wear these stupid hats for patriotic reasons?
The congressmen and advocacy groups that are trying to shut Blackwater down are being branded as un-American, unpatriotic liberals by the Prince family loyalists.
The culture of the macho mercenary has grown -- the Brinks guard I encountered exhibited that similar style bravado.
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