For Prince, the unlikely gambit represents the latest effort in a long campaign to privatize warfare. The wealthy son of an auto-parts tycoon has fielded private security contractors in conflict zones from Central Asia to Africa to the Middle East. Maduro has denounced Guaido, who has been backed by most western nations, as a U.
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Key government institutions — including the military — have not shifted their loyalty to Guaido despite increasing international pressure from sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies. Guaido has stressed that he wants a peaceful resolution, and Latin American governments recognizing his authority have urged against outside military action. Senior U.
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Prince was a pioneer in private military contracting during the Iraq war, when the U. In , Blackwater employees shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians at Nisour Square in Baghdad, sparking international outrage. One of the Blackwater employees involved was convicted of murder in December and three others have been convicted of manslaughter. Prince renamed the Blackwater security company and sold it in , but he recently opened a company called Blackwater USA, which sells ammunition, silencers and knives. Please try again.
Log In. Toggle navigation MENU. Email Address. KIRKUS REVIEW The most unusual thing about this small gallant gesture of resistance is that it takes place on the Channel Island of Guernsey, occupied early on by the Nazis and truly a military backwater where the population endured years of semi-starvation rations but saw no fighting.
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