1946DynCorp began in as the employee-owned air cargo business
California Eastern Airways, flying in supplies for the
of DynCorp's earliest "police" contracts involved the protection of Haitian
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and, after he was ousted, providing the
"technical advice" that brought military officers involved in that coup into
Haiti's National Police.
High-ranking members of
the Haitian National Intelligence Service (SIN), which had been set up and
financed in the 1980s by the US CIA as part of the
war on drugs, were
involved in the coup, and were reportedly still receiving funding and training
from the CIA for intelligence-gathering activities at the time of the coup.
Conyers (D-Michigan) expressed concern that the only US government agency to
publicly recognize the Haitian junta's role in drug trafficking was the DEA,
and that, despite a wealth of evidence provided by the DEA proving the junta's
drug connections, the Clinton administration
downplayed this factor rather than use it as a hedge against the junta (as
the US government had done against General Manuel Noriega).
DynCorp grew up as part of the paramilitary drug
eradictaion efforts in Columbia. Aerial spraying of
herbicide, one of the most controversial methods of coca eradication, has
taken place in Colombia exclusively because of that government's willingness to
coöperate with the US in the militarized eradication of coca after signing
Plan Colombia in 2000.
In most cases the spraying was, and is, carried
out by American contractors, including DynCorp, using planes and helicopters to
spray glyphosate on coca
Recently, Boliviana negra, a glyphosate resistant type of
genetically engineered coca plant has been introduced, which was found to
resist glyphosate herbicides as well as have an increased yield.
DynCorp oversaw an aerial fleet of forty-six helicopters and twenty-three
fixed-wing aircraft which operated from twenty-three locations spread out over
Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.
Representative Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky,
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, claimed that
US taxpayers have been
funding a secret war that has the potential to slowly but surely draw America
further into a poorly understood
conflict in South America.
According to investigative reporter Jason
Vest, DynCorp employees were also implicated in narcotics
operations in South America were overseen by State Department officials,
including the Narcotic Affairs Section and the Air Wing, the latter a clique of
unreformed cold warriors and
leftovers from 80s operations in Central America. It was essentially the State
Department's private air force in the Andes, with access to satellite-based
recording and mapping systems.
In September 2001, Ecuadorian Indians
filed a class action lawsuit, charging that DynCorp recklessly sprayed their
homes and farms, causing illnesses and deaths and destroying crops. After this
Dyncorp developed military logistics centers and coordinated "anti-terror"
police training. According to a November 2003 exposé in Quito's El
Comercio, the arrangement, hidden from the National Defense Council, made
DynCorp's people part of the US
diplomatic mission. The exposure of a secret covenant signed with the
Aeronautics Industries Directorate of the Ecuadorian Air Force eventually
resulted in the election of Juan Evo Morales Ayma.
In Colombia, DynCorp's coca eradication and
search-and-rescue missions led to controversial pitched battles with rebels. US
contract pilots flew Black Hawk helicopters carrying Colombian police officers
who raked the countryside with machine gun fire to protect the missions against
attacks. DynCorp's "trainers" simply ignored congressional rules, including
those that restrict the US from aiding
military units linked to
human rights abuses.
an estimated 40,000 were killed and 2 million displaced as a result of the
fighting in Columbia between government forces and the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of
In 1985 the FARC laid down its arms and entered
into a peace process with the government of Belisario Betancur.
Patriotic Union is founded to participate in electoral activities but
within several years as many as 5,000 Patriotic Union elected officials,
candidates, trade unionists, community organizers and other activists have been
murdered by Colombian security forces and government-linked right-wing death
squads, especially the notorious United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia
Eight congressmen, 70 councilmen, dozens of deputies and mayors
and hundreds of trade unionists and peasant leaders were slain and in 1989-1990
two of its presidential candidates are murdered within seven months.
FARC rearmed and sought refuge in the southeast of the country.
outsourcing order to avoid public scrutiny, controversy or
embarrassment? If there is
a potential for a privatized
Gulf of Tonkin
incident, then the American people
deserve to have a full and open debate before this policy goes any
further." - Rep. Schakowsky upon submitting legislation to prohibit US
funding for private military corporations in the Andean region
then became a leading private military corporation, hiring former soldiers and
police officers to implement US foreign policy without having to report to
The push to privatize war began under
the Nixon Administration and gained traction during the first Bush
administration. After the first Gulf War, the Pentagon, then headed by Defense
Secretary Richard Bruce Cheney, paid
a Halliburton subsidiary nearly $9
million to study how private military corporation's could support US soldiers
in combat zones, according to a Mother Jones investigation.
Richard Bruce Cheney, CEO of
Halliburton, and Brown & Root, later known as
Halliburton KBR, won
billions to construct and run military bases, some in secret
DynCorp, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is the nation's 13th largest
military contractor with $2.3
billion in revenue when it is acquired by
Dyncorp "wins the contract" to protect
DynCorp contract is a prime example of how the executive branch
unilaterally implements policy by taking
shortcuts to the rule of law.
No one knows what DynCorp specifically is contracted to do because of
claims that disclosure would compromise
knowledge of DynCorp - protected by the "trade secrets
exemption" in the Freedom of Information Act.
"The kind of
routine oversight that official military activities would be subjected to are
evaded by contractors as a matter of course. This highlights how the whole
phenomenon of privatizing military functions has enabled the government to
evade oversight to a shocking degree." - Steven Aftergood
2003 DynCorp won a multimillion-dollar
contract to build a private police force in post-Saddam Iraq, with some of the
funding diverted from an anti-drug program for Afghanistan.
2004 State Department further expanded DynCorp's role as a
global US surrogate with a $1.75 billion, five year contract to
provide law enforcement personnel for civilian
policing operations in "post-conflict areas" around the world.
2006 Remnants of the
Taliban, with the support
of the Afghan people, begin staging more effective guerilla
With DynCorp overwhelmed, the American military gets back into
the business of opium poppy
"This new push will destroy the livelihood of poor Afghani
people. The killing
of Afghans civilians marked as mujahideen will only cause the Afghans to
resist the occupation more intensely.
Many empires have
invaded and conquered Afghanistan throughout history and all have eventually
been defeated. Western civilization has
an opportunity to
create prosperity in
Afghanistan. On Earth there is a shortage of opiate painkillers and
the Afghans are producing more opium
than ever. Although different factions will always struggle for control of
Afghanistan, just as they do everywhere else on Earth, control is less
important if all prosper.
Civil unrest always
occurs when living conditions are harsh. Spraying
opium poppy crops with 2-4,D (Agent Orange) is not
the answer to the Afghan problem.
common Afghans could bring a peace to Afghanistan that could endure for
centuries. Unfortunately those in
power can not see that attempts to control Afghanistan with a foreign
occupation have failed throughout history." - Athbhreith Athbheochan
"Afghan peasants grow opium
because it is the only crop they can sell for a decent price. Will we win
their hearts and minds by burning their fields or bombing them with toxic
chemicals? Not likely. How then to deal with this dangerous crop in a way that
also will advance our
larger objectives? Buy it - all of it. Offer a price equal to or slightly
above what the drug lords pay. Offer the peasants protection against drug lords
who object. We are the toughest gang in town, after all. Refine our purchases
into opium to sell (or better, give) to hospitals. If we have any left over,
destroy it. Keep doing this year after year until we can help the growers find
an equally lucrative crop to sustain their meager lifestyles. " - Charles Bell
2007 Washington transferred its ambassador to
Colombia, William Wood, to Afghanistan to oversee the application of the
Colombian model of
under the guise of combating drug cultivation.
"In 2007 private
security guards working for Blackwater and Dyncorp were
earning up to $1,222 a day or $445,000 a year. An Army sergeant earned $140 to
$190 a day in pay and benefits, a total of $51,100 to $69,350 a year." -
years later Afghanistan was estimated to account for over 90% of the illegal
opium production in the
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