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Victory for hire [electronic resource] : private security companies' impact on military effectiveness / Molly Dunigan.

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Author/Creator:
Dunigan, Molly.
Publication:
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Security Studies, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (254 p.)
Subjects:
Private military companies.
Private security services.
Military policy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
At peak utilization, private security contractors (PSCs) constituted a larger occupying force in Iraq and Afghanistan than did U.S. troops. Yet, no book has so far assessed the impact of private security companies on military effectiveness. Filling that gap, 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 the likelihood that the democracies that deploy PSCs will be victorious in warfare, both over the short- and long-term. She highlights some of t
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8047-7741-1
OCLC:
713026401
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780804777414 doi
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