Tag Archives: Outsourcing/Privatization

Commercialisation of Warfare and Shadow Wars: Private Military Companies as Strategic Tools

Commercialisation of Warfare and Shadow Wars: Private Military Companies as Strategic Tools Author: Mohlin, Marcus Source: St Antony’s International Review, Volume 9, Number 2, February 2014, pp. 24-38(15) Abstract: It is frequently argued that the existence of Private Military Security Companies … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bring Back the Privateers

Published on The National Interest (http://nationalinterest.org) Bring Back the Privateers Ian C. Rice [2]Douglas A. Borer [3] May-June 2015 [5] IF STRATEGY is the art of rethinking the possible, then the time for strategic innovation against what the U.S. military … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.

The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.   William M. Arkin 1 “The overall wild thing that went on here just cannot ever be condoned by the court,” said Judge Royce Lamberth last week, sentencing three former Blackwater security … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Companies, Iraq, Legal, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Heat discusses private military contracts

The Heat discusses private military contracts Anand Naidoo @anandnaidoo 0+1 WeChat       April 21, 2015 Billions of dollars are being spent on private military contractors. The question is are they a danger to peace? The ‘help wanted’ sign … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged | Leave a comment

Does the return of the mercenary mean a world with more war?

Does the return of the mercenary mean a world with more war? Wednesday 22 April 2015 4:16PM Antony Funnell  Image: Foreign private security contractors stage a drill in Baghdad in September 2004. Scores of contractors, hired by the coalition, have … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged | Leave a comment

The U.S. Military has used Civilian Contractors in combat zones since the 1960’s

The U.S. Military has used Civilian Contractors in combat zones since the 1960’s Post Date: April 16, 2015 | Category: Around the World In 2014 American troops began returning to Iraq. By early 2015 there were over 3,000 American troops … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged | Leave a comment

Blackwater reveals double-edged sword of using mercenaries

Wednesday April 15, 2015 Blackwater reveals double-edged sword of using mercenaries An Iraqi woman walks past a burnt car at the site where Blackwater guards who were escorting US embassy officials opened fire in the western Baghdad neighbourhood of Yarmuk. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Companies, Iraq, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The case for private militaries

The case for private militaries Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (iStock) April 20, 2015 The news that ex-Blackwater guards received multi-decade sentences in connection with a 2007 shooting would seem to cement the popular narrative about private military contractors: rogue, out-of-control forces who … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Men in the Middle

The Men in the Middle Anjali Kamat ▪ Spring 2015 “Crowd of Workers.” Sketch courtesy of Molly Crabapple.* P. Marusamy had just turned twenty-nine when I met him and his friends in early 2014 at a roadside tea shop in … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Fraud/Waste/Abuse, Iran, Middle East, Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

No signs U.S. backing off private military contractors in wake of Blackwater

No signs U.S. backing off private military contractors in wake of Blackwater Use of private forces has increased Miranda Green 12:54 PM, Apr 17, 2015 4 hours ago Image copyright 2015 Getty Images. All rights reserved. This material may not … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization | Tagged | Leave a comment