Accession Number:

ADA589194

Title:

Under Siege: How Private Security Companies Threaten the Military Profession

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The application of Abbott s systems model of professions indicates that the inadequate force structure, which necessitated the use of private security companies PSCs in combat since 9-11-2001, has put the U.S. military profession at risk. The analysis indicates that PSCs performing core military tasks have weakened the U.S. military profession by claiming jurisdiction in the work place, public arena and legal system. Because jurisdiction serves as an indicator of the trust relationship between society and the military profession, this ongoing contest for jurisdiction could foretell a significant change in U.S. civil-military relations.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE