Mercenaries army for the United Arab Emirates
Erik Prince, founder of mercenaries firm Blackwater, has helped set up a mercenary army of foreign troops for the UAE through the company Reflex Responses. The force, largely composed of Americans, was described by the New York Times as "a volatile element in an already combustible region". It is not clear whether the project has official US support. Reflex Responses is developing a giant complex in the UAE desert to train troops for other governments as well.
New York Times, 14/5/11