TITLE

Contractors: The New Element of Military Force Structure

AUTHOR(S)
CANCIAN, MARK
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Autumn2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis of the use of contractors in United States military operations. It is said that their use is not optional, as the military needs all soldiers to do the work of soldiers, not to act as cooks or dishwashers. The image of paramilitary or mercenary American forces is said to be misleading, as the majority of contractors in the Iraq war are unarmed Iraqis working on construction and repair projects. Issues involving non-military bodyguards working for the U.S. State Department are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
35650334

 

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