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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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  • 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: #700,589 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."

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"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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