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International Peace Operations Association

A Rose by any Other Name Would Smell Like a "New Humanitarian"

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Remember when in February 2009 Blackwater changed its name to Xe Services? Didn't do much good, did it? Almost everyone still thinks of it as Blackwa...

Let's Tell It Like It Is

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I have, on occasion, in the past been critical of IPOA (formerly the International Peace Operations Association and now the Association of the Stabil...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 18: IPOA Defends PSC Against Memo 17

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the eighteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repo...

Shifting the Blame, Just Plain Whining, or Both?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Does the king's errand boy have the right to complain when it does the king's bidding? It does when the king says not so nice thing about him, accord...

The Contractors that Couldn't Shoot Straight?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It is often true, as supporters of private military contractors contend, that media coverage of their activities is unfair, inaccurate, or biased. Dou...

It's PMC Déjà vu All Over Again

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Thanks to the dedicated folks over at the Project on Government Oversight, who just last September broke the story about drunken party antics and seri...

The Presumed and Possible PMC Professionalism

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

Supporters of private military contractors (PMC) have long claimed that one asset that many of them bring is that many, if not most of them, have past...

Blackwater Too Hardcore For International Mercenary Association

OpenLeft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The International Peace Operations Association, which is the trade association for mercenaries inspired by the efforts of mercenary group Executive Ou...