Global Order and Security Privatization
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Nation-states are losing their monopoly over military might. Private security firms are filling a void by offering military services and security for national governments and non-governmental organizations. Private security firms may be a threat to global security because they lack accountability, act as strongmen for multinational companies, and may prolong conflicts for greater profits. Elimination of mercenary behavior is impossible and probably undesirable private groups can offer some useful services. The international community should establish international regulations which could ensure that private companies assist global security.
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