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Leashing the Dogs of War: The Rise of Private Military and Security Companies

Carnegie Reporter, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-45, Fall 2008

NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 08-24

6 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2008 Last revised: 1 May 2014

Simon Chesterman

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2008

Abstract

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

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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

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