PMF

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AcronymDefinition
PMFPrimary Myelofibrosis (neoplasm)
PMFProbability Mass Function
PMFPreguntas Más Frecuentes (Frequently Asked Questions)
PMFProtected Management Frames (Cisco)
PMFProbable Maximum Flood
PMFPerformance Monitor File
PMFPerformance Measurement Framework
PMFPierre Mendes-France (french former Prime Minister)
PMFProton Motive Force
PMFPotential of Mean Force
PMFPositive Matrix Factorization
PMFPresidential Management Fellow
PMFPermanent Military Forces (Australia)
PMFProgressive Massive Fibrosis
PMFProject Management Framework
PMFPerformance Monitoring Framework (various locations)
PMFPrivate Military Firm
PMFPardon My French
PMFPulsed Magnetic Field
PMFPerigee Motor Firing (US NASA)
PMFPlasma Master File (data file)
PMFPull My Finger
PMFPeter Moores Foundation (UK)
PMFPerformance Management Form
PMFParameter Management Frame
PMFPrirodoslovno-Matematicki Fakultet (Zagreb, Hrvtska)
PMFPayer Master File
PMFPolarization Maintain Fiber (fiber optics)
PMFPlatelet Membrane Fluidity
PMFPolymethoxylated Flavone
PMFPropellant Mass Fraction
PMFPentagon Memorial Fund
PMFPrincipal Management Facility
PMFPATRIOT Missile Facility
PMFPitch Modelling by Linear-Filtering
PMFPerformance Monitor Function
PMFPakistan Military Forum
PMFPortable Maintenance Facility
PMFPreventive Medicine Fellowship
PMFProvisioning Master File
PMFPerimeter Moment Frame
PMFPack Medical Foundation (New York, New York)
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A source of cheap labor to guard military installations in Iraq, many private military firms have turned to countries such as Sierra Leone, Uganda and Kenya.
But private military firms have been involved in scores of high risk and, at times, deadly military missions since the early 1990s.
Foreign Nationals Working for Private Military Firms in Iraq Are Mercenaries
Hence, the current war is one where corporate warriors of private military firms have become part of the environment.
The decade and a half since the end of the Cold War has seen the rapid proliferation of private military firms, hundreds of which are now engaged in combat and combat-support operations in Iraq and throughout the globe.
The author uses the term private military firms (PMFs) to describe the companies in this business.
The private military firms, which range from aerial surveillance operators to a company of Gurkha veterans, have offered to create a "Security Curtain" (50 km demilitarized zone) in one of the most lawless areas on the African continent.
Getting access to the main contracts themselves and the activities of private military firms is nearly impossible.
Leveraging his knowledge and background as both a robotics enthusiast and a researcher of private military firms, Singer describes how the robotics industry and the government are squaring-off on the battlefield and beyond.
This paper analyzes the legal concerns surrounding private military firms and the constitutionality of private military contractors' deployment on domestic soil for the purposes of providing civilian law enforcement, such as policing a civilian population.
Peter Singer and Elke Krahmann, in separate academic works, have agreed on the fact that among the various studies regarding the expansion of the market of private military firms, its impact on civil-military relations has not been sufficiently addressed and even neglected (Singer, 2008: 191-205; Krahmann, 2008: 247-265).
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