The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Armies

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  1. W.G.Ewald

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    These Are The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Armies

    A Look At The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Armies
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I hardly call a bunch of rent-a-cops an mercenary army.
     
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    Swiss Army is probably the world's most powerful mercenary army.
     
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    Pakistan Army???
     
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    • Gurkha Regiment.
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    What is a Mercenary?

    mercenary (ˈmɜːsɪnərɪ;-sɪnrɪ)

    Definitions

    adjective
    • influenced by greed or desire for gain
    • of or relating to a mercenary or mercenaries

    noun
    • a man hired to fight for a foreign army, etc
    • rare any person who works solely for pay


    Source: Definition of mercenary | Collins English Dictionary
     
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    When the formations reach brigade size, it's not mall security anymore.
     
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    All the definitions work perfect for Pak Army. Works in greed. Will work for the highest bidder. And yes they are pure greedy as they push their own country into abyss while controlling all aspects of life in that country.
     
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    Its not easy to be not fit for Mercenary, there life is much harder than ordinary Soldiers..
     
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    I will post some quality pictures here..
     
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    LTTE was the most powerful mercenary guerrilla force....
     
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    Xenophon was my favorite mercenary.

    Xenophon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    Congo:

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    Major Michael Hoare, Irish-born South African mercenary, right, seen in 1964, is commanding the 5th Congo brigade making ground attacks on Stanleyville, capital of the Congo rebels. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    couple of photos from a 1961 issue of Life magazine. The article was about the UN peacekeeping mission in Katanga, and shows the arrest and expulsion of some of the European mercenaries.

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    Jean Schramme, a former Belgian paratrooper that became a mercenary leader, he died in 1988, aged 58.

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    Foreign pilots, formerly of the Katangese Air Force, confront a peacekeeping officer.
     
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    Belgian mercenaries serving in the Katanga Army 1961

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    More mercs with Katanga army

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    Col. Jean-Marie Crevecoeur (L) with Katanga President Moise Tshombe. Tshombe's Army with the help of these Mercs are quelling Baluba Rebels.
     
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    John Bagot Glubb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    some photos from Jerry Puren's book Mercenary Commander.

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    Mercenary Armour: A Daimler Ferret in Bukavu.

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    Col. Vanderwalle, OC 5th Mechanized Group.


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    Heavy weapons used in support of the advance.

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    Geoff Boycott (it may as well be) on the outskirts of Stanleyville.

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    5 Commando subdues a rebel strong point en route to Stan

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    Cols. Puren (L) and Hoare (R) discuss the liberation of Stanleyville
     
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