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The Modern Mercenary

Peter Tickler

The Modern Mercenary

Dog of War or Soldier of Honour?

by Peter Tickler

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Harpercollins .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • History,
  • Mercenary soldiers,
  • Military Science (Specific Aspects),
  • 20th century,
  • Mercenary troops,
  • Military history, Modern

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8265446M
    ISBN 100850598125
    ISBN 109780850598124

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    The Hessian Mercenary State: Ideas, Institutions, and Reform Under Frederick II, Cambridge University Press, Janice E. Thomson, Mercenaries, pirates, and sovereigns: state-building and extraterritorial violence in early modern Europe Princeton University Press,   In summary, for those who wish to understand the current state-of-play of commercial soldiers or contemporary civilian-military relations The Modern Mercenary is a must-read foundational text. The book is clearly written, well documented, and insightful and stands as a pillar in this field.

      Excerpted from "The Modern Mercenary: The seminal book Corporate Warriors by Peter W. Singer catalyzed the debate over private military force in and remains one of the best analyses of. The Modern Mercenary is the first work that combines a broad-ranging theory of the phenomenon with an insider's understanding of what the world of the private military industry is actually like. This item is : Oxford University Press, USA.


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Modern Mercenary is an exceptional book at an important juncture in American foreign policy and international security.

As Dr. McFate demonstrates, with the conclusion of American operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, military contractors are now an integral and legitimate tool for consideration in a policymaker's by:   The Modern Mercenary book.

Read 18 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It wasand Sean McFate had a mission in Burundi: to keep /5. The Modern Day Mercenary's Manual: The ultimate guide to getting started as an armed overseas security contractor [Stanley, J.D.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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If he is right about the growth of military contracting—and current Defense Department policy indicates he is—any U.S. forces deployed overseas must expect to work with, and perhaps fight against, armed contractors.

It is a subject that requires our professional attention, and The Modern Mercenary is a great place to start. JFQ. The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order by Sean McFate. It wasand Sean McFate had a mission in Burundi: to keep the president alive and prevent the country from spiraling into genocide, without anyone knowing that the United States was involved.

The Modern Mercenary is the first work that combines a broad-ranging theory of the phenomenon with an insider's understanding of what the world of the private military industry is actually like.

The focus of the book was non on PMC but more a treatise on the current dichotomy between globalization and decline of the Westphalian Order. Sean McFate, associate professor at the National Defense University and former military contractor with DynCorp, talks about his book, [The Modern Mercenary], about the use of mercenaries in wars.

"[The Modern Mercenary] is a highly provocative and enriching addition to the literature on the private military industry and stands apart from much contemporary scholarship on the subject McFate does a good job interweaving a rich and easy-to-read historical analysis with his overall thesis, drawing fascinating parallels between our 5/5(2).

In The Modern Mercenary, a book powered by deep research and filled with fascinating details, Sean McFate deftly explores both the historic parallels of today's trade in military services for hire, and its likely future." --P.W. Singer, author of Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar /5().

The Modern Mercenary Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order Sean McFate. Exposes the little understood yet crucially important world of private military contractors; Author's real-world experience lends a unique perspective to case studies from Liberia to.

The Modern Mercenary offers an overview and analysis of the contractors who are supporting U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well in almost every conflict and stability operation that the United States has been involved in for the past quarter.

Book Review: The Modern Mercenary by Jack Murphy Jun 5, Share This: “The Modern Mercenary,” by Sean McFate, attempts to build a thesis about private security contractors that has been.

Modern Mercenary a very timely book. In it, he not only carefully examines contractors, but also describes the changing international environment in which they will operate. McFate does not claim his book covers all aspects of contracting.

Rather, he focuses on the most controversial ele-ment: private military companies or, in. The Modern Mercenary will reward anyone looking for a deeper understanding of market-driven contemporary conflict.

William Rosenau is a senior analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies, CNA Corporation, a nonprofit research institute in Arlington, Virginia. On SeptemThe Institute of World Politics welcomed Dr. Sean McFate for a lecture on his recently published book, "The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order.".

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