Carnegie Reporter, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-45, Fall 2008
6 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2008 Last revised: 1 May 2014
Date Written: September 1, 2008
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?
Keywords: private military companies, private security companies, private military and security companies, PMCs, PMSCs, mercenaries, regulation, Blackwater, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nisour Square, UCMJ, MEJA
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Chesterman, Simon, Leashing the Dogs of War: The Rise of Private Military and Security Companies (September 1, 2008). Carnegie Reporter, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-45, Fall 2008; NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1162526