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  • Dr. Hillhouse has run Cuban rum between East and West Berlin, smuggled jewels from the Soviet Union and slipped through some of the world’s tightest borders. From Uzbekistan to Romania, she's been followed, held at gunpoint and interrogated. Foreign governments and others have pitched her for recruitment as a spy. (They failed.)

    A former professor and Fulbright fellow, Dr. Hillhouse earned her Ph.D. in political science at the University of Michigan. Her latest novel, OUTSOURCED (Forge Books) is about the turf wars between the Pentagon and the CIA and the privatization of national security.

    Dr. Hillhouse is an expert on national security outsourcing. Her controversial work has twice elicited a formal response by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence--the only times that office has ever publicly responded to the writings of a private citizen.

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March 06, 2007

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Loopster

Even one more relation point...

Mobile Security Teams appeared in the first web of BlackwaterSecurity, described like "Blackwater Mobile Security Teams stand ready to deploy around the world with little notice in support of US national security objectives, private or foreign interests." far away from todays look of "Global Security Solution" focused in Humanitarian Support.

Greystone is filled with Peruvian, Chilean, Colombian and Fiyian guards, doing static jobs in Iraq; Blackwater guys usually spend their time training people like Unit 641 of Azerbaiyan Navy and Afghan Ministry of Interior, CounterDrugs Unit (competing agains DynCorp), I'm not sure if GreyStone personell can do the kind of missions like Blackwater guys can do, but with an agenda full of "Independent Contractors" it will be easy for them to change from Blackwater to GreyStone, at least for a couple of months.

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Acknowledgements

  • A tip of the hat to investigative journalist Tim Shorrock who inspired the name of this blog with his path-breaking 2005 article, "The Spy Who Billed Me."

    Shorrock has a dedicated web page on outsourcing in intel. It links to many of his articles which are must-reads for anyone interested in the privatization of intelligence.