Leashing the Dogs of War: The Rise of Private Military and Security Companies
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
September 1, 2008
Carnegie Reporter, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-45, Fall 2008
NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-24
The activities of Blackwater and other private contractors in Iraq have focused public attention on the post-Cold War trend towards outsourcing of military services. Are such scandals proof of the impossibility of holding modern mercenaries to account, or evidence that the market for force is beginning to mature?
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: private military companies, private security companies, private military and security companies, PMCs, PMSCs, mercenaries, regulation, Blackwater, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nisour Square, UCMJ, MEJA
Date posted: July 18, 2008 ; Last revised: May 1, 2014
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