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Monday, September 29, 2014

Private Military Companies And The Ever-Changing Army

What will be th impact of the change upon potential Defense Based Act claims? Only time will tell. Toaay's post is shared from http://iissonline.net/
Immigrants, mercenaries and the new military service
The rise of the private military - who is fighting our wars?
The rise of the private military - who is fighting our wars? © TwitterThe rise of the private military – who is fighting our wars?
Troops deployed by the thousands, adorned with camouflaged combat wear, tough boots ready to tread the ground of conflict territories and hands at one with a military-grade rifle – This is the image we often see when nations instigate , but do we ever really think about exactly who is fighting it?
It seems this vision has become more blurred in recent decades as reports have surfaced recently highlighting that immigrants, some illegal, are recruited to the service by mercenaries – what are now referred to as Private Military Companies or contractors (PMC). Fear of the companies have once again been affirmed by the newest installment of the Call of Duty franchise, Advanced Warfare, which follows mercenaries who have turned against the US Government.
But are these fears and events simply fabricated fictional narratives, or is there a dark reality lurking behind the plot?
The Military Times reports that the Department of Defence (DoD) have unveiled a new policy which will allow undocumented immigrants to join the military, and is deemed a new path for gaining citizenship in the US. Estimates have shown that between...
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