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UAE Hires Blackwater To Establish 800-Member Mercenary Battalion

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has hired the founder of the private security firm Blackwater Worldwide

to set up an 800-member battalion of foreign mercenaries  for the United Arab Emirates,

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the New York Times reported Sunday.

The Times said it obtained documents that showed that the unit being formed by Erik Prince’s new company,

Reflex Responses,

with $529 million from the UAE would be used to thwart internal revolt,

conduct special operations

and defend oil pipelines and skyscrapers from attacks.

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