Accession Number:

ADA402135

Title:

The New Condottieri and U.S. Policy the Privatization of Conflict and Its Implications

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The increased privatization of conflict and the use of private military corporations challenge the traditional state monopoly on violence. While recognizing the challenges associated with their employment the United States should embrace the private military corporation as a means to further its strategic objectives. Private military corporations offer potential solutions to the United States for the application of force in situations that have limited objectives such as peacekeeping, humanitarian operations or combating transnational threats such as terrorism.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE