Executive Outcomes was light years ahead of it’s time. Founded by Eeben Barlow, EO conducted operations against UNITA rebels in Angola, RUF butchers in Sierra Leone, and even mounted a successful, if little known, hostage rescue mission in Indonesia. Sadly, South African, British, and American intelligence agencies didn’t take too kindly to EO successfully pulling off combat operations on a shoe string budget. No, they preferred that their own Private Military Companies or UN Proxies failed at the same job for twenty times the cost!
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