Category Archives: Academic

Privateers! Their History and Future

FLETCHER SECURITY REVIEW The Security Studies Journal of the Fletcher School, Tufts University WINTER 2015: MONEY & WAR Alexander Tabarrok / Alex Nowrasteh | 28 January 2015  Article from Vol.2 No.1: Money & War Privateers! Their History and Future As a longer article, this piece … Continue reading

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Accountability for Armed Contractors

FLETCHER SECURITY REVIEW The Security Studies Journal of the Fletcher School, Tufts University Dr. Ian Ralby | 12 January 2015 Article from Vol.2 No.1, WINTER 2015: Accountability for Armed Contractors On 16 September 2007, the accountability of private armed contractors … Continue reading

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Secrets of modern mercenaries: Inside the rise of private armies

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 02:00 PM EST Secrets of modern mercenaries: Inside the rise of private armies We don’t know all the details about the opaque world of military contractors. An expert lays out the real story Sean McFate Secrets … Continue reading

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Private Security Companies Give Way to the Afghan Public Protection Force

Private Security Companies Give Way to the Afghan Public Protection Force

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Private Military and Security Companies in UN Missions

Private Military and Security Companies in UN Missions by Malamud, Marina Peace Review. Oct-Dec2014, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p571-577 Abstract: The article reports on the grounds and paradoxes of the role played by private military and security companies as legitimized … Continue reading

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Dispelling the “WILD WEST” myth surrounding Private Military Companies

Dispelling the “WILD WEST” myth surrounding Private Military Companies by Graham Penrose TMG Corporate Services (Intelography), June.24, 2014  

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The Other Side of the COIN: Private Security Companies and Counterinsurgency Operations

The Other Side of the COIN: Private Security Companies and Counterinsurgency Operations

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Public lecture by Dr. Paul Higate: Cowboys and Professionals – The Politics of Profile

Public lecture by Dr. Paul Higate: Cowboys and Professionals – The Politics of Profile Abstract: This presentation draws on field research in the UK, the US and Afghanistan to argue that Private Military and Security contractors may understand professional practice … Continue reading

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The globalization of military logistics

The globalization of military logistics By Schverak, Christine M. Army Sustainment May 1, 2010 The United States, in its ninth year of combat operations in Southwest Asia, employs at least one civilian contractor for every service member on the battlefield.(1) … Continue reading

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Offshoring the Army: Migrant Workers and the U.S. Military

Offshoring the Army: Migrant Workers and the U.S. Military Darryl Li ABSTRACT Long-running debates over military privatization overlook one important fact: Te U.S. military’s post-2001 contractor workforce is composed largely of migrants imported from impoverished countries . This Article argues … Continue reading

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