Monday, May 16, 2011

United Arab Emirates Confirms Hiring Blackwater Founder’s Firm

The United Arab Emirates confirmed on Sunday that it had hired a company run by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, to provide “operational, planning and training support” to its military. But it gave no details of the company’s project to build a foreign mercenary battalion for the Emirati government.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/world/middleeast/16prince.html?_r=1