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Private Sector, Public Wars: Contractors in Combat - Afghanistan, Iraq, and Future Conflicts (Changing Face of War) Hardcover – July 30, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0275994785 ISBN-10: 0275994783

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Product Details

  • Series: Changing Face of War
  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (July 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275994783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275994785
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,517,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"…Carafano (senior fellow, Heritage Foundation) is coherent and often compelling; he dispels many myths about private contractors in war and solidly critiques much of the existing literature on private military companies… Recommended…Graduate, research, and professional collections."




"This penetrating analysis of battlefield contracting is essential for defense intellectuals and students of contemporary warfare. Dr. Carafano takes on a phenomenon that is poorly understood in Washington today, but is an inescapable part of modern war."


Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria II, US Army War College


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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charlene Smith on April 20, 2011
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This is such an interesting topic, the author had some good facts but the writing was dull and editing did nothing to lift it.
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