Cash for Combat ; Tim Spicer, the Mercenary Chief Caught Up in the Sierra Leone Affair, Says Ethics and Warfare Can Mix. Jason Nisse Reports
Nisse, Jason, The Independent (London, England)
im Spicer is unhappy. Or, to be more exact, Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Spicer OBE, a former British army officer who served in the Falklands, Ulster and Bosnia and is now the head of the modern day mercenaries Sandline International, is "pissed off".
Sandline hit the headlines last year when it was investigated by Customs & Excise for allegedly breaking a UN embargo on arms to Sierra Leone, the war-torn African nation. However, the company then revealed that it had been working for the deposed president, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, with the full knowledge and support of the British High Commissioner in Sierra Leone, Peter Penfold, and the implicit support of the Foreign Office. …
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Publication information: Article title: Cash for Combat ; Tim Spicer, the Mercenary Chief Caught Up in the Sierra Leone Affair, Says Ethics and Warfare Can Mix. Jason Nisse Reports. Contributors: Nisse, Jason - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 21, 1999. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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