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The Vinnell Corporation is an international private military company based in the United States specializing in military training, logistics, and support in the form of weapon systems maintenance and management consultancy. They conducted training of portions of the Saudi Arabian National Guard as a joint Saudi/American owned company called Vinnell Arabia. Vinnell Corporation is a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation. They are also party to other joint venture companies (e.g. VBR (Vinnell-Brown & Root)).
Vinnell Arabia was bombed on May 12, 2003 by Saudi terrorists. Ten Americans and three Filipinos were killed. Another employee was stalked from the military hospital to his home in Riyadh and assassinated on the street.
Vinnell Corporation was given the initial contract to recreate the New Iraqi Army in 2003 by the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract was for nine battalions, with an option to extend the training to 27 battalions. In the event, the second phase was taken over by regular U.S. military forces.
- Spearin, Christopher. "A Justified Heaping of the Blame? An Assessment of Privately Supplied Security Sector Training and Reform in Iraq - 2003-2005 and Beyond." In Military Advising and Assistance: From Mercenaries to Privatisation, 1815 - 2007, edited by Donald Stoker: Routledge, 2008.
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