Contractors and War

Contractors and War

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The U.S. military is no longer based on a Cold War self-sufficient model. Today's armed forces are a third smaller than they were during the Cold War, and yet are expected to do as much if not more than they did during those years. As a result, a transformation is occurring in the way the U.S. government expects the military to conduct operationsa€”with much of that transformation contingent on the use of contractors to deliver support to the armed forces during military campaigns and afterwards. Contractors and War explains the reasons behind this transformation and evaluates how the private sector will shape and be shaped by future operations. The authors are drawn from a range of policy, legislative, military, legal, and academic backgrounds. They lay out the philosophical arguments supporting the use of contractors in combat and stabilization operations and present a spectrum of arguments that support and criticize emergent private sector roles. The book provides fresh policy guidance to those who will research, direct, and carry out future deployments.Herbert M. Howe, a€œGlobal Order and the Privatization of Security, a€ Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 22 (Summer/Fall ... Global Coalition for Africa, a€œA Consultation on a#39;The Privatization of Security in Africa, a#39; a€ unpublished paper, Overseas Development Council, Washington, DC (Mar. ... in the 1998 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy Essay Competition, Institute for National Strategic Studies, 1998.

Title:Contractors and War
Author: Christopher Kinsey, Malcolm Hugh Patterson
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2012-07-25

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