Asgaard – German Security Group (founded in 2007) is a German private military company. In May 2010, Asgaard secured a contract with Somali politician Ahmad Galadid Abdinur Darman, which in turn sparked controversy in Germany. According to spokespersons for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and the Düsseldorf Institute for Foreign and Security Policy, Darman is a politically unimportant player in Somalia, whose political clout may change considerably if he acquires armed security. That over a hundred former German soldiers would begin to play a part in Somali politics led to discussion in the German Bundestag. Politicians spoke of a "fall from grace," but there appeared to be little that could be done, since the German government had for years neglected to draw up

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  • Asgaard – German Security Group (founded in 2007) is a German private military company. In May 2010, Asgaard secured a contract with Somali politician Ahmad Galadid Abdinur Darman, which in turn sparked controversy in Germany. According to spokespersons for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and the Düsseldorf Institute for Foreign and Security Policy, Darman is a politically unimportant player in Somalia, whose political clout may change considerably if he acquires armed security. That over a hundred former German soldiers would begin to play a part in Somali politics led to discussion in the German Bundestag. Politicians spoke of a "fall from grace," but there appeared to be little that could be done, since the German government had for years neglected to draw up rules for private military companies. (en)
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  • Asgaard – German Security Group (founded in 2007) is a German private military company. In May 2010, Asgaard secured a contract with Somali politician Ahmad Galadid Abdinur Darman, which in turn sparked controversy in Germany. According to spokespersons for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and the Düsseldorf Institute for Foreign and Security Policy, Darman is a politically unimportant player in Somalia, whose political clout may change considerably if he acquires armed security. That over a hundred former German soldiers would begin to play a part in Somali politics led to discussion in the German Bundestag. Politicians spoke of a "fall from grace," but there appeared to be little that could be done, since the German government had for years neglected to draw up (en)
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