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Sandline International

Executive Outcomes : world`s first private military company

Executive Outcomes (1989-1998) was one of the first a private military company (PMC) founded by former Lieutenant-Colonel of the South African Defence Force Eeben Barlow in 1989. It later became part of the South African-based holding company Strategic Resource Corporation. EO was dissolved on 31 December 1998. It provided military personnel, training and logistical support to officially recognised governments only. Where assistance was given to corporations in conflict areas, EO had the host government’s approval to provide such assistance.