The Invisible Soldiers

The Invisible Soldiers

How America Outsourced Our Security

Book - 2014
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"The story behind the ultimate American privatization, which has taken place gradually and almost invisibly: how we privatized our national security"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
ISBN: 9781416598800
1416598804
Characteristics: xii, 305 pages ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
Dec 22, 2014

Quelling fears a long the Mexican border promised to become a profitable business,...

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SEBoiko
Dec 17, 2014

Iraq would be known as "the first contractors' war."

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SEBoiko
Dec 17, 2014

... that on the day Order 2 was issued (May 23), "we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and created an insurgency."

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SEBoiko
Dec 17, 2014

Although often called "the new wars," asymmetrical conflicts employing unconventional operatives were not new in the history of warfare.

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Dec 22, 2014

Does the current extensive use of private military companies ultimately benefit American society and its citizens?

ChristchurchLib Dec 04, 2014

During the past three decades, the U.S. government has increasingly come to rely on private security and military contractors (PSMCs) to handle everything from police work to combat support. As a result, U.S. operations, in addition to relations with allies on the ground, are often complicated by the fact that contractors -- rather than government personnel -- handle training, drone operations, embassy security, and many other functions. Author Ann Hagedorn employs a neutral tone to expose problems and describe success stories in this "fast-paced, critical introduction to the privatization of America's national security" (Library Journal). History and Current Events newsletter November 2014.

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