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War plc

The Rise of the New Corporate Mercenary

Stephen Armstrong



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Faber & Faber
17 June 2009
No longer dogs of war running ragtag armies, the new breed of private soldiers operate their million-dollar contracts from executive boardrooms worldwide. Whether they're ex-special forces, CIA spooks or Foreign Legionnaires, you'll find them exchanging gunfire with insurgents in Baghdad, patrolling government buildings in Afghanistan, or spying on environmental protestors. The lucrative contracts of the 'War on Terror' have made their plans even more ambitious - to offer governments and corporations discrete and well-trained private armies. These corporate soldiers are part of the last great outsourcing - the privatisation of war. War plc examines how we got here, and how these companies operate, and how close we are to letting them run our battlefields.
By:   Stephen Armstrong
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   219g
ISBN:   9780571241262
ISBN 10:   0571241263
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   17 June 2009
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 0 years
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stephen Armstrong is a freelance journalist who writes for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, New Statesman, GQ and Esquire as well as presenting the occasional documentary on Radio 4. This is his second book.

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