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Robert Young Pelton @RYP__
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A overview on the use of mercenaries by Russia in their hybrid warfare program. Most researchers fail to track the money trail, do not understand the actual role of "mentors" in training local forces and forget that the "merc" aspect is just one part..
Russian investigators understand the impact of Putin providing a broad spectrum of political, financial, technical, legal, logistic, military and strategic services on an illegal or proxy basis. Putin tends to shoot those people or they fall off balconies.…
Putin's funding of Prigozhin by allowing rigged bids to Russian military bases and then having Prigozhin use the excess to fund these small units to advance Russian interests is an excellent study model for Iran Contra style Erik Prince Afghan Plans or KSA/UAE hired Muslim mercs.
The idea of govt aligned companies that use mentors to run sepoy armies to self fund themselves in emerging markets is the soul of the "East India Company' Powerpoints currently being laid before John Bolton. Can Mercantile Wars Make America Great Again?
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