The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Armies

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These Are The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Armies

A Look At The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Armies
Luke McKenna and Robert Johnson | 11 hours ago | 36,640 | 20

Business is booming for a growing army of private military contractors, who take their military training and offer it to the highest bidder

Modern-day mercenaries are stationed throughout the world fighting conflicts for governments that are reluctant to use their own troops.

While an army of 5,000 heavily-armed contractors recently replaced official American forces in Iraq, and many more have been recruited to protect private interests in the region, mercenaries are sent to many places that may surprise you.
 

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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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What is a Mercenary?

mercenary (ˈmɜːsɪnərɪ;-sɪnrɪ)

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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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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
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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Xenophon was my favorite mercenary.

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Xenophon (Ancient Greek Ξενοφῶν, Xenophōn; c. 430 – 354 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, philosopher and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the 4th century BC, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and descriptions of life in ancient Greece and the Persian Empire.
 

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Congo:



Major Siegfried Müller aka "Kongo-Müller"
 

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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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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.




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


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











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



Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb KCB, CMG, DSO, OBE, MC better known as Glubb Pasha (born 16 April 1897, Preston, Lancashire – died 17 March 1986, Mayfield, Sussex), was a British soldier, scholar and author, best known for leading and training Transjordan's Arab Legion 1939-1956 as its commanding general.
And he knew how to dress!

 

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some photos from Jerry Puren's book Mercenary Commander.


Mercenary Armour: A Daimler Ferret in Bukavu.


Col. Vanderwalle, OC 5th Mechanized Group.



Heavy weapons used in support of the advance.


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



5 Commando subdues a rebel strong point en route to Stan


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

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