Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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A Guide for the New World Order

The International Peace Operations Association


The International Peace Operations Association (IPOA) is a non-governmental trade and lobbying association representing the "peace and stability industry," sometimes referred to as private military companies (PMCs) or derogatorily by critics as mercenaries ignoring the international legal definition as well as the actual role and variety of companies. The IPOA is located in Washington DC, USA, and was founded in April 2001 by Doug Brooks, who currently serves as the association's president. The IPOA currently represents 42 companies which are required to pay dues and submit delegates to various committees within the IPOA. David Hammond, a lawyer who represents many PMCs in court, is the chairman of the general counsel committee. The IPOA also publishes The Journal of International Peace Operations.

According to an article by Corpwatch, the IPOA's aim is to "reposition the industry as for-profit providers of armed men as peace keepers. " The association's stated mission is "to promote high operational and ethical standards of firms active in the Peace and Stability Industry; to engage in a constructive dialogue with policy-makers about the growing and positive contribution of these firms to the enhancement of international peace, development, and human security; and to inform the concerned public about the activities and role of the industry." The IPOA's Code of Conduct "seeks to ensure the ethical standards of International Peace Operations Association member companies operating in conflict and post-conflict environments so that they may contribute their valuable services for the benefit of international peace and human security.".

Frontline Video

The Private Side of War

As the Army struggles to meet recruitment numbers, FRONTLINE takes a hard look at private contractors servicing U.S. military supply lines, running U.S. military bases, and protecting U.S. diplomats and generals. Between the logistics giant Halliburton and a myriad of armed security companies, private military contractors comprise the second largest "force" in Iraq, far outnumbering all non-U.S. forces combined. There are as many as 100,000 civilian contractors and approximately 20,000 private security forces.


Doug said...

Interesting post . . . if you watch the Frontline video, you might also want to read the interview they did with me but cut out of their final version. I address/confront many of the key issues they raise in the video, and they have kindly included the transcript on their "private warriors" web page: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/interviews/brooks.html

Best regards,

Doug Brooks
President, IPOA

Geezer Power said...

Thanks for you comments on my humble blog. I respect your opinions and believe that the news where ever we find it should be fair and balanced.

Peace and good will...