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  MPRI Index
and abroad with professional services, specialized products, and integrated solutions for education, training, and operations.
Our programs are staffed with highly skilled men and women whose professionalism, ethics, integrity, and commitment to quality ensure mission accomplishment.
Competent, dedicated, experienced, and versatile, MPRI is respected around the globe for delivering quality results under often dangerous and arduous conditions.
www.mpri.com /index.html   (87 words)

  Private Military Firms - Search View - MSN Encarta
For example, advice from MPRI (Military Professional Resources Incorporated), a firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, is generally credited with turning the ill-trained Croat militia into a professional-like army that carried out the highly successful “Operation Storm” in 1995 in which Croat soldiers captured the Serbian-held region of Krajina.
Private military contractors do not have to obey the military chain of command and are not bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the basis of military law in the United States.
The results are new possibilities for military efficiency and capabilities in applying business standards to military problems.However, the absence of regulation and oversight raises a series of worrisome dilemmas, particularly given the especially public nature of this new private industry.
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 Intervention in Macedonia: Washington's Military-Intelligence Ploy
A NATO led military intervention in Macedonia involving American and British special forces "against the NLA rebels" would be a phony operation from the outset.
The IMF's ceiling on military expenditure is tantamount to a "de facto" arms embargo on Macedonia obliging the government to use the proceeds of the IMF-World Bank sponsored privatisation program to equip the ARM and fight the rebels.
In turn, military expenditures are also being financed from the government's reserve fund while budgets on all civilian programs and social infrastructure including water, electricity and emergency relief to civilians affected by the terrorist assaults have been frozen.
www.newsinsider.org /editorials/intervention_in_Macedonia.html   (1524 words)

 Private Military Firms - MSN Encarta
Introduction; Origin of Private Military Firms; Types of Private Military Firms; Private Military Firms in Iraq; Legal Issues and Human Rights Violations; Key Challenges Facing Private Military Firms
The private military industry came about as a result of the end of the Cold War, transformations in the nature of warfare, and the rise of privatization as a governmental practice in an age of downsizing and globalization.
The ratio of private contractors to U.S. military personnel was roughly 1 to 10 during this war, which was 10 times greater than the ratio during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701702759/Private_Military_Firms.html   (735 words)

 Private Military Armies
The demand for military assistance from unstable regimes has coincided with the major powers disengagment from the same regions because they no longer find it in their strategic interests and are incapable of fighting low intensity conflicts.
Integrity, ethics, professionalism, quality, and cost competitiveness are their hallmark, "a claim born out by past performance." MPRI is distinguished from other similar firms in that it only provides limited services like training, operational planning, simulations, and technical analysis and does not supply soldiers for fighting.
The dilemma to hire or not to hire private military companies is likely to persist as states fragment, ethnic and civil wars break out and weak and emerging states lack the ability to raise and maintain national armies that provide for their own security.
newarkwww.rutgers.edu /global/sanchez.htm   (2817 words)

 Military - Industrial Complex and Privitization
One drawback to the theory was that the states in question were generally economic and military weaklings: Cuba, Iraq, North Korea, Iran, and Libya.
Privately run military operations can either circumvent the intentions of our government or they can be used clandestinely by the Defense Department, the Department of State, or the CIA (a la Oliver North's Iran-contra operation of the 1980s) in order to keep unseemly strategies out of the public eye.
The privatization of military activity raises an even larger issue about how democracies function and who is responsible for public policy.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Economics/MilitIndusComplex_Privit.html   (1672 words)

 Private Military
This secret military once was called 'Stay Behind' militaries ready for any (supposed) Communist insurgency, but in covert operations called "strategic tension" were themselves committing acts of terrorism.
Conventional Military of course will still be used, however as cannon fodder until Special Op's and Corp-Military are in place to do the dirty work.
Returning to the training of foreign military, this effort was begun in the "School of the Americas," this special operation was set up by the Pentagon in Panama during later 1940's, moving to Ft Benning Georgia during the 1980's.
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 AMERICA LOSES MILITARY IN BATTLE OF INTRIGUE MERCENARIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Since the end of the so-called Cold War, the traditional East-West military alliances have lost their common purpose resulting in a revolution in military affairs that is redefining military doctrine, structure and armaments.
U.S. Military Professional Resources, Inc., as well as other firms, must first get a license from the U.S. State Department before they can be contracted by a foreign government for military consultation.
While receiving consultation from MPRI, the bumbling Croatian military was transformed into a modern fighting force that surprised their foes and observers alike with quick choreographed movements of artillery, armor and infantry to flank the Serbs.
www.wealth4freedom.com /truth/9/mercenaries.htm   (1531 words)

 Foreign Policy In Focus | Policy Brief | Privatizing Military Training
Military training is said to further U.S. contact with other countries, to aid in the spread of democracy and good civil-military relations, and to enhance specific U.S. strategic concerns.
In the absence of Western governments’ willingness to provide training services via their own militaries, PMCs offer an alternative to traditional mercenaries, and they are more likely to provide advice on norms of good civil-military relations and professional military behavior in addition to training in military operations.
In the U.S., many PMCs employ former military personnel who are aware of professional norms, who are generally concerned about their reputations, and who tend to perform their activities with an eye toward preserving their reputations and enhancing their legitimacy.
www.irc-online.org /fpif/briefs/vol7/v7n06miltrain_body.html   (2711 words)

 Windfalls of War - The Center for Public Integrity
Vuono had various assignments at the Army Staff in Washington, D.C. Executive vice president Ronald H. Griffith was vice chief of staff of the Army, the second highest military position within the Department of the Army, until 1997.
Bates retired from the military with the rank of lieutenant general in 1997.
He was one of the co-founders of MPRI upon his retirement from the military in 1988.
www.publicintegrity.org /wow/bio.aspx?act=pro&ddlC=39   (1199 words)

 Private US Security Firm Assessing Sao Tome Military - 2004-06-16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Military spokesmen for the U.S. European Command, responsible for defense affairs in most of Africa, also claimed to have no connection with the retired Colonel.
U.S. military officials have indicated they favor closer defense ties with the island nation, where offshore exploratory oil drilling is expected to begin within 12 months.
It was founded by eight former senior military officers in 1988 and now has offices in several states and foreign countries.
www.voanews.com /english/archive/2004-06/a-2004-06-16-19-1.cfm   (590 words)

 WINDS - Military Professional Resources Inc., Mercenaries For Hire
U.S. Military Professional Resources, Inc., as well as other firms, must first get a license from the U.S. State Department before they can be contracted by a foreign government for military consultation.
While receiving consultation from MPRI, the bumbling Croatian military was transformed into a modern fighting force that surprised their foes and observers alike with quick choreographed movements of artillery, armor and infantry to flank the Serbs.
Croatia has just signed another contract with Military Professional Resources, Inc. After the Dayton accord was signed, a Pentagon official urged the Bosnian government to hire MPRI to train its military forces.
www.apfn.org /thewinds/archive/government/military8-97.html   (0 words)

 Professional Resources
Complexity and responsibility are defined in terms of managerial and professional tasks.
For example, the military and the male world of sports are considered valuable training for organizational success and provide images for teamwork, campaigns, and tough competition.
Military institutions and the labor process: Noneconomic sources of technological change, women's subordination, and the organization of work.
jadephoenix.org /lvtgw/info_htm/Sergical/pro_res.htm   (0 words)

 Military GI - Army - Military Family Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kids that have parents on active military duty will be able to talk to each other about their thoughts and fears.
Single Mother Resources is also a community that encourages single mothers to share stories, support, advice and to offer feedback to others in need.
She hopes to make Single Mother Resources a place where knowledge is transfered and passed along to others as well as show single mothers the support they deserve.
www.militarygi.com /army/resources/item/1814   (875 words)

 Military Nursing Resource Guide
Although the tradition of alleviating the sufferings of soldiers is an old one, military nursing had its beginnings in the Crimean War when Florence Nightingale began organizing battle nursing and the dispatch of women as nurses.
Military nurses have served as bright examples in courage and leadership.
The U.S. military is committed to education and you'll have the opportunity to take your education as far as you'd like, on or off base.
medi-smart.com /military.htm   (1642 words)

 Professional Resources: Save the Children
Home > Publications > Technical Resources > Professional Resources: Save the Children
Save the Children works with various partner NGO's, PVO's and other voluntary organizations.
This section offers various resources for development professionals.
www.savethechildren.org /publications/technical-resources   (99 words)

 Worldandnation: Military know-how finds niche -- and some critics
Although the company, Military Professional Resources Inc., or MPRI, has done work in the United States, including training U.S. Army personnel, it is its work overseas that has raised eyebrows.
Private military companies like MPRI have come under attack for what critics say is the exportation of U.S. military expertise for profit, sometimes to questionable political figures.
The practice of hiring skilled specialists to do military work, buoyed by a shrinking U.S. military and Pentagon budget cuts, is known as outsourcing.
www.sptimes.com /News/120300/Worldandnation/Military_know_how_fin.shtml   (713 words)

 FCIC - The Handbook - For Military
Military HomeFront is the official Department of Defense website for information to help improve the quality of life for troops and their families.
Military HomeFront also makes it easier for leaders to locate official quality of life program information and resources for their troops and families.
Military OneSource is an excellent hub of information and assistance for military personnel and their families.
www.consumeraction.gov /military.shtml   (873 words)

 Military seeking civilian recruiters | LJWorld.com
A private firm that contracts with the military on a wide range of services and projects, from assisting with security to training foreign militaries, also is helping the Army with recruiting efforts.
Army noncommissioned officers who prefer to stay in other military specialties such as the infantry or military police, won’t be shifted for three years to training and service as recruiters, Tarter said.
Also, there are some feelings that it is owed to military personnel to give them a fair shake in the civilian world as they have typically dedicated their lives to their country for many years.
www2.ljworld.com /news/2006/feb/18/military_seeking_civilian_recruiters/?city_local   (2304 words)

 Books for the Military Professional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
World War II The mission of the United States Army is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
The intention is to help members of the profession of arms grow professionally and personally by providing this key to information, insights, and collective wisdom.
The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800.
cgsc.leavenworth.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/books/books.asp   (0 words)

 Resources for the Military
For example, legislation is pending in Congress that would allow a tax break to military personnel and reservists selling a home, allowing them to take non-itemized deductions for travel expenses, and eliminate the tax on the $6,000 death benefit paid to families of personnel killed in action.
Nationwide, many military families are seeking advice about what they need to do differently with their money and assets.
Speakers Bureau – Connects CFP professionals with groups of military personnel and/or military families for seminars and educational sessions addressing everything from combat zone pay to tax return filings.
www.fpanet.org /public/military.cfm   (418 words)

 A Brief History of Fort Leavenworth
These professional historians have contributed their efforts in the hope that this post's history-the important role it played in times past-will be more accessible.
It outfitted several military expeditions and was generally the hub of activity for forces deploying to California and Mexico.
The purpose of this Advanced Military Studies Program was to provide a more substantive education for superior students in the art of war, especially at the tactical and operational levels.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/ftlvn/briefhist/briefhist.asp   (0 words)

 Military Education Articles, Resources, and Information.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Military education is one of the important factors in each military service members life.
We will create an information repository for the the military services to learn about the education opportunities the have available as well as their professional development process.
The Military Education Network is looking for content writers with an interest in writing military education and professional development artices.
www.militaryedu.com /index.html   (226 words)

 Amazon.com: Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A much bigger problem is the risk of states losing control of military policy to militaries outside the state systems, responsible only to their clients, managers, and stockholders, Singer emphasizes.
Singer knows that like any industry the private military firms are here to stay, but with more governmental accountability and oversight of these firms then their negative impact on the political and strategic arena can be minimized.
Military Professional Resources Inc.) and third there are the firms that provide logistical and support services such as food delivery (e.g.
www.amazon.com /Corporate-Warriors-Privatized-Military-Industry/dp/0801441145   (2964 words)

 Soldiers of Good Fortune
To emphasize their experience and professionalism, many firms maintain websites brimming with colorful PR material; the industry even funds an advocacy group, the International Peace Operations Association, which portrays military firms as more capable and accountable than the Pentagon.
Private military companies emphasize their patriotism and expertise, positioning themselves as a sort of corporate battalion staffed by ex-soldiers who remain eager to serve their country.
Military Professional Resources Inc., one of the largest and most prestigious firms, boasts that it can call on 12,500 veterans with expertise in everything from nuclear operations to submarine attacks.
www.motherjones.com /news/feature/2003/05/ma_365_01.html   (4457 words)

 Worldandnation: Military aid . . . from the private sector
But the Clinton administration quietly has hired a high-level group of former U.S. military personnel whose job far exceeds the narrow focus of the drug war and is intended to turn the Colombian military into a first-class war machine capable of winning a decades-old leftist insurgency.
Supporters of private military companies, however, argue that not only are they more cost-efficient than the U.S. military but that they ease the pressure on American troops, burdened by foreign assignments, including peacekeeping missions.
Military aid is clearly the most sensitive form of aid flowing to Colombia.
www.sptimes.com /News/120300/Worldandnation/Military_aid____from_.shtml   (2029 words)

 Military Leave Frequently Asked Questions from Employees
Military leaves policy language found in policies, rules, and contracts provides that military leave, whether taken for training purposes or for active duty will:
In addition, any current employee who volunteers or who is ordered into active military service as part of a presidential call-up would be covered under the University’s policies.
For questions concerning policy, your rights and responsibilities, etc., contact your unit HR Professional first, then your central human resources consultant as appropriate.
www1.umn.edu /ohr/hrpros/resources/military.html   (604 words)

 Military Professional Resources Inc. - SourceWatch
They entered the military service marketplace as post-Cold War conflicts flared up with hundreds of generals and resources a call away.
This contract was part of an overall deal offered by the Clinton Administration to the new Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos which included shedding Executive Outcomes as their training team.
In Nigeria, beginning in 2000, MPRI with a team made of twenty retired generals, was sponsored by USAID and the Office of Transition Initiatives to develop plans for the Nigerian military, its interaction with the civilian sector and security issues.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Military_Professional_Resources_Inc.   (913 words)

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