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Under contract : the invisible workers of America's global war

Author: Noah Coburn
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coburn, Noah.
Under contract.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018005313
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Coburn
ISBN: 9781503605367 1503605361
OCLC Number: 1021086970
Description: viii, 398 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : no small war --
Mercenaries, contractors and other hired guns --
Nepalis at war --
One blast, many lives --
Costs and compensation --
Manpower --
Two hundred years of Gurkhas --
"Who will be a Gurkha?" --
Through the colonial looking glass --
The labor of war --
A protective government? --
Of roses and revolutions --
Economic Ottomans --
Turkish engineers and other heroes of the intervention --
Building an empire? --
Detained --
Kidnapped --
Hom Bahadur --
The boredom of being trafficked --
Accountants at war --
Classes and gender at war --
Returning abroad --
When you can't go home --
Where the war went.
Responsibility: Noah Coburn.

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"In his vivid and insightful first-person account, Noah Coburn expands the scope and impact of modern warfare by unveiling the lives of subcontractors often supplied by human trafficking networks and Read more...

 
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