❴Reading❵ ➽ Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror Author Erik Prince – Bluevapours.co.uk Founder and former president of Blackwater, the private contractor that provided security in Iraq and Afghanistan defends himself from the many accusations that his organization was trigger happy and Founder and former The Inside Epub Þ president of Blackwater, the private contractor that provided security in Iraq and Afghanistan defends himself from the many accusations that Civilian Warriors: MOBI :✓ his organization was trigger happy and bilked the American taxpayer.
Erik Dean Prince The Inside Epub Þ born June , is an American businessman and former US Navy SEAL, best known for founding the world s Civilian Warriors: MOBI :✓ largest private military company, Blackwater USA, in He served as its CEO until and later as chairman until Blackwater Worldwide was sold in to a group of investors Prince currently lives in the United Arab EmiratesPrince was born on June , , in Holland, Michigan, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the to Edgar D Prince and Elsa Broekhuizen, the youngest of four children Both his parents share Dutch heritage the family name, Prins, was at some point anglicized to Prince He graduated from Holland Christian High SchoolPrince was accepted into the United States Naval Academy and attended it for three semesters before leaving, citing that he loved the Navy but disliked the Academy He went on to receive his BA iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever in economics from Hillsdale College in During his time at Hillsdale, Prince served as a volunteer firefighter and as a cold water diver for the Hillsdale County Sheriff s Department Prince eventually became an emergency medical technicianAfter college, Prince was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy via Officer Candidate School in He went on to become a Navy SEAL and deployed with SEAL Team to Haiti, the Middle East, and the Balkans He credits the SEALs for being an outlet for his entrepreneurial spirit In his autobiography he states that it was during the Yugoslav Wars of the early s that he realized the need for private training facilities for special operationsPrince ended his US Navy service prematurely in when his father died Prince s mother sold the Prince Corporation for billion in cash to Johnson Controls Prince moved to Virginia Beach and personally financed the formation of Blackwater Worldwide in He bought , acres square kilometers of the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina and set up a school for special operations The name Blackwater comes from the peat colored bogs in which the school is locatedFrom to , Blackwater was awarded billion in government security contracts,than billion of which were unclassified federal contracts and an unknown amount of classified work From to , the Central Intelligence Agency CIA awarded up to million in classified contracts to Blackwater and its affiliates It became the largest of the State Department s three private security companies, providing guards for embassies and bases abroad Prince built a shooting range on his rural Virginia land to serve as a nearby training facility to CIA headquarters in Langsley, VA In his memoir, Prince says that he provided the CIA with links to Afghan warlords, who helped topple the Taliban and drive al Qaeda into hiding After Blackwater faced mounting legal problems in the United States, Prince was hired by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and moved to Abu Dhabi in His task was to assemble an member troupe of foreign troops for the UAE which was planned months before the Arab Spring revolts He helped the UAE found a new company Reflex Responses, or R, with percent local ownership, carefully avoiding his name on corporate documents He worked to oversee the effort and recruit troops, among others from Executive Outcomes, a former South African mercenary firm hired by several African governments during the s to put down rebellions and protect oil and diamond reserves The battalion was to engage in intelligence gathering, urban combat, special operations to destroy enemy personnel and equipment, crowd control operations, response to terrorist attacks, to put down uprisings inside labor camps, and to secure nuclear and radioactive materials in planned nuclear power plants The force, made up largely of former Colombian soldiers, failedIn January , the Associated Press reported that Prince was training a force of Somalis for antipiracy operations in the.
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- Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror
- Erik Prince
- 08 November 2017 Erik Prince