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Victory for hire : private security companies' impact on military effectiveness

Author: Molly Dunigan
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Security Studies, ©2011.
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At peak utilization, private security contractors (PSCs) constituted a larger occupying force in Iraq and Afghanistan than did U.S. troops. No book has so far assessed the impact of private security companies on military effectiveness. Molly Dunigan reveals how the increasing tendency to outsource missions to PSCs has significant ramifications for both tactical and long-term strategic military effectiveness and for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Dunigan
ISBN: 9780804774581 0804774587 9780804774598 0804774595
OCLC Number: 664258259
Description: xvi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Democratic states, their militaries, and security privatization : theoretical considerations --
Brothers in arms? : PSCs deployed alongside the national military --
Trading places : private firms hired in place of national militaries --
Historical insights : mercenary and auxiliary forces integrated into national militaries --
Concluding lessons and recommendations.
Responsibility: Molly Dunigan.

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