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Is America’s Second Contractors’ War Drawing Near?

Is America’s Second Contractors’ War Drawing Near? Ann Hagedorn 3:25 PM ET Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security Courtesy Simon & Schuster Four years ago this Sunday, President Barack Obama declared the end of the Iraq war. So much … Continue reading

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New Hagedorn book should stir national debate

New Hagedorn book should stir national debate Bill Nichols 12:02 a.m. EDT August 28, 2014 (Photo: Journal & Courier) 15 CONNECT 8 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Historians years from now might praise Ann Hagedorn, a Denison University alum, whose latest book, “The Invisible … Continue reading

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A Tour de Horizon of Issues on the Agenda of the Mercenaries Working Group*

Minnesota Journal of International Law Summer, 2013 22 Minn. J. Int’l L. 324 Article: A Tour de Horizon of Issues on the Agenda of the Mercenaries Working Group* * The full title of the Working Group is “The Working Group … Continue reading

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“GUNS FOR HIRE, DEATH ON DEMAND”: THE PERMISSIBILITY OF U.S. OUTSOURCING OF DRONE ATTACKS TO CIVILIAN SURROGATES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL JUST WAR THEORY

Florida Journal of International Law August, 2013 25 Fla. J. Int’l L. 147 “GUNS FOR HIRE, DEATH ON DEMAND”: THE PERMISSIBILITY OF U.S. OUTSOURCING OF DRONE ATTACKS TO CIVILIAN SURROGATES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CHALLENGES TO TRADITIONAL JUST WAR … Continue reading

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The Ethical Implications of the Use of Private Military Force: Regulatable or Irreconcilable?

Journal of Military Ethics Volume 13, Issue 1, 2014 The Ethical Implications of the Use of Private Military Force: Regulatable or Irreconcilable? Dimitrios Machairasa* pages 49-69 Published online: 08 May 2014 Abstract This paper attempts to present an examination of … Continue reading

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Reshaping Security Governmentality: Private Military Companies in Libya and the resignification of Neoliberal practices

Reshaping Security Governmentality: Private Military Companies in Libya and the resignification of Neoliberal practices Fernando Brancoli (fbrancoli at gmail dot com) Presented  at  the  ISA  Annual  Convention  2014,  Panel  SB16:  Non-State  Actors: Mercenaries, Pirates, and Death Squads. Abstract:  The  central  … Continue reading

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South Africa’s role in the Private Military Industry in the Post-Cold War conflict environment with specific reference to the South African connection to Erinys Internationalmore

South Africa’s role in the Private Military Industry in the Post-Cold War conflict environment with specific reference to the South African connection to Erinys International Burgert A Senekal 1 Abstract Since 1652, South Africa has played a prominent role in … Continue reading

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THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES (PMCS): LOOKING BACK ON EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES

THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES (PMCS): LOOKING BACK ON EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES Burgert Senekal 1 Abstract Amidst arguments that the nature of war has changed, notably by Kaldor (2006), Keegan (2004), Münkler (2005), and Van Creveld (2008), Private Military Companies … Continue reading

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The Rise of Privatised Military Firms During and After the Cold War

Mr Kindred Motes International Security Studies MA International Relations, University of Essex Autumn Term 2013 The Rise of Privatised Military Firms During and After the Cold War I. Introduction The end of the Cold War in 1991 marked the beginning … Continue reading

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The Rise of Private Military Companies (Part 1/2)

The Rise of Private Military Companies (Part 1/2) By   Even Kuross •   August 13, 2014 Follow @evenkuross Even KurossEven Kuross is a Contributing Editor (International Security) at Fair Observer. He is also a The changing climate of warfare, growing … Continue reading

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