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  List / Directory of Military Units of Multinational or Multilateral Constitution. The foreign or multinational constitution of various peacekeeping forces, multilateral missions and international reconstruction initiatives challenges common perceptions of mercenaries as simply soldiers in foreign service and/or working for private gain. The same point applies to Private Military and/or Security Companies, which are legally established commercial entities often incorporating personnel from numerous nationalities.  
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Air America. The Air America Association is composed of former employees of CAT, Air America, their families and their affiliates. This is their web site. Its purpose is to capture that experience and present it in historical context: http://www.air-america.org/

Blue Helmets. Most UN peacekeepers, often referred to as "blue helmets", have been soldiers, volunteered by their Governments to apply military discipline and training to the task of restoring and maintaining the peace. In recognition of their contribution, UN peacekeepers were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988. 1948 - 1998: 50 YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS: http://www.un.org/Depts/DPKO/pk50_w.htm

Civilian Police International. In support of the U. S. Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, CPI recruits, selects, trains, and deploys U. S. police officers to participate in international police development programs around the world. These civilian police (CIVPOL) programs are an important component of international peacekeeping missions: http://www.civilianpolice.com/

For information about CPI employment opportunities, please visit the CIVPOL page

Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. The Coalition is made up of the following allied nations: Albania, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan (as of 25 February 2005): http://www.cfc-a.centcom.mil/

Combined Joint Task Force – 76. CJTF-76 is a multinational task force led by Canada in southeast Afghanistan. Contributing nations include the United Kingdom, Holland, Estonia and the U.S. The Task Force is responsible for provincial reconstruction in Kandahar, Lashkar Gah, Qalat and Tarin Kowt. a subordinate unit of Combined Forces Coalition – Afghanistan (CFC-A) headquartered in Kabul. An operational headquarters for the southern and eastern regional commands, CJTF-76 is located at Bagram Airfield [Information retrieved from TF Aegis on 5 May 2006]: http://cjtf76.army.mil/

- Corps of Engineers Afghanistan District: http://www.aed.usace.army.mil/

Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité ( Republican Security Companies, France). CRS originally contributed to the restoration of the French Republic after the end of the Second World War. In 1952-62, the Companies were engaged in maintaining order in Algeria, a former French colony. Today, CRS are mobile units forming the general reserve of the national French Police and are engaged in monitoring ports and airports, borders and lines of communication with foreign countries and contribute to protect VIPs and the official residences in France and our embassies abroad: http://www.interieur.gouv.fr/sections/a_l_interieur/la_police_nationale/organisation/dccrs (more at Polices Mobiles)

Croatian Forces International Volunteers Association. CFIVA is the officially recognised veterans' association of foreign combatants, known as International Volunteers, of the Croatian and Bosnian Armed Forces and the Kosova Liberation Army (UCK), who served and fought in the wars for the independence of those nations, 1991-95 and 1998-99: http://www.cfiva.org/

• Eurocorps. The Eurocorps were created in 1992 as the concrete implementation of a political will that has developed since the 1950's. The Eurocorps comprises military contributions from its five member states: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain. The Headquarters, in which soldiers from the member states and also from Austria, Canada, Finland, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and the United Kingdom participate, is located in Strasbourg, France. At the beginning of the third millennium it is now available as a Rapid Reaction Corps HQ for both the EU and NATO: http://www.eurocorps.org/

- The German-French Brigade: click here - État-Major Interarmées Zone de Défense Sub (EMF3): click here
- Brigada de Infantería Mecanizada "Extremadura" XI: click here - 10 Panzerdivision: click here

Europol. Europol is the European Law Enforcement Organisation which aims at improving the effectiveness and co-operation of the competent authorities in the Member States in preventing and combating terrorism, unlawful drug trafficking and other serious forms of international organised crime: http://www.europol.europa.eu

- The Europol Convention: click here

French Foreign Legion. As an integral part of the French army, the French Foreign Legion is a professional fighting unit using the same equipment and with the same missions as any other infantry, tank, or engineer unit of the French army. They are volunteers of any nationality, race or creed, always ready to serve France. Men of action and elite soldiers with a young and dynamic spirit, they are capable of doing their duty anywhere anytime. This website is maintained by info-france-usa, an information resource center designed and developed by the Press and Information Office of the French Embassy in Washington, DC: http://www.info-france-usa.org/atoz/legion/index.asp

- Képi blanc magazine de Légion étrangère: http://www.kbmagazine.com/

Do you want to join the Foreign Legion? Visit the PUBLIC RECRUITMENT page

• Fusion Task Force. Spearheading Interpol's anti-terrorism efforts is the Fusion Task Force (FTF), created in September 2002 in the wake of the alarming rise in the scale and sophistication of international terrorist attacks: http://www.interpol.int/Public/FusionTaskForce/

- Interpol's resolutions on terrorism: click here

 

This is a sample list. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.
 

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