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Old 12-04-2018, 06:19 PM   #54
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The founder of the company is reported to be Dmitriy Valeryevich Utkin, who was born in Kirovohrad Oblast (then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the USSR) in 1970..According to the Security Service of Ukraines statement in September 2017, Dmitriy Utkin used to be a Ukrainian citizen..Up until 2013, he was a lieutenant colonel and brigade commander of a special forces (Spetsnaz GRU) unit (the 700th Independent Spetsnaz Detachment of the 2nd Independent Brigade) of Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU)..He retired in 2013 and began working for the private company Moran Security Group..


Erin Moran ..

Over the summer, a no-bid contract was reportedly awarded to Six3 Intelligence Solutions, a company based in McLean, Va., which in 2014 was acquired by major defense-industry player CACI International. The $10 million award, according to an otherwise pedestrian Pentagon notice, was for “intelligence analysis services” to be performed “in Germany, Italy, and Syria.” It was probably the first sliver of proof that U.S. contractors are actually operating there, despite persistent evasions by military officials. Meanwhile the White House has authorized the deployment of 300 U.S. Special Operations Forces to Syria, 40 of which were reportedly sent to Northern Syria with Turkish troops and “vetted Syrian opposition forces” on an ISIS clearing mission in September..“Operation Noble Lance,” as it has been dubbed, would continue the ongoing “advising, assisting and training” mission the U.S. has conducted with so-called moderate Syrian rebel forces and anti-ISIS Kurdish and Arab fighters, according to the Pentagon..If nailing down the number of troops is hard, the extent of the contractor force may never be known, particularly in Syria..USS Wagner (DE-539) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II..She was subsequently slated for use as a target..


The Best of Wagner ( Burton) ..

The Slavonic Corps is a Hong Kong registered, private military contractor that operated during the Syrian Civil War..In 2013, after initially arriving in Beirut, Lebanon, the PMCs were first transferred to Damascus, Syria and then to a Syrian army base in Latakia. By October, the Slavonic Corps had a strength of 267 contractors divided into two companies that were present in Latakia..Having failed to achieve the objectives, the group returned to Russia..Upon arriving at Vnukovo International Airport, the participants were detained by the FSB on suspicion of acting as mercenaries..Wagner is derived from the Germanic surname Waganari, meaning "wagonmaker" or "wagon driver"...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagner_Group
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Valley_Days
http://www.theamericanconservative.c...can-mercenary/
https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...&postcount=174It should be borne in mind that the temper of the multitude is fickle, and that while it is easy to persuade them of a thing, it is hard to fix them in that persuasion..And yet we cannot define as skillful killing one's fellow citizens, betraying one's friends, and showing no loyalty, mercy, or moral obligation..In peace one is despoiled by the mercenaries, in war by one's enemies..To defeat Fortune, men must anticipate such evils before they arise, and take prudent steps to avoid them...https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...&postcount=226

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