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last updated 27-Mar-2016
 
 
  Although comparatively rare, this sections covers news articles and special reports related to maritime piracy, piracy attacks, and maritime crimes in North American waters (the North Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico). The Adverse Private Forces we focus on here are primarily American, Canadian, and Mexican Pirates. We are also in the process of consolidating resources on piracy currently covered in different sections of PrivateMilitary.org.  
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International maritime regulation documents are available at the MARITIME REGULATION page

The motivation to expand PrivateMilitary.org and include a segment focusing on Adverse Private Forces (APFs) has it origins on a key argument put forward in the book Private Armed Forces and Global Security. The author of the book argues that a dichotomy in the private realm has emerged, whereby PMCs/PSCs legitimately work alongside state forces and multilateral actors deterring or counteracting the predatory advances of APFs. The author further suggests that the emerging and defining conflicts of the 21st century are likely to feature PMCs/PSCs (in partnership with state and multilateral forces) fighting against varied arrays of APFs. The main categories of APFs examined in the book and covered here are terrorist organizations, rebels and insurgents, pirates, mafias, and drug trafficking organizations. Thus, we hope this new segment will become a relevant resource to understand 21st century conflicts.


Fact Sheet: International Maritime Piracy. Piracy at sea is a worldwide phenomenon which has affected not only the coasts of Africa, but also Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Yemen, and Venezuela. American citizens considering travel by sea should exercise caution when near and within these coastal areas. U.S. Department of State (last recorded update April 10, 2013 ): TEXT

 

 

 
 
 

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