A Bloody Business: America's War Zone Contractors and the by Gerry Schumacher,Steve Gansen

By Gerry Schumacher,Steve Gansen

As the U.S. military shrinks, a personal military steps into the breach. A Bloody Business bargains an remarkable glance behind the curtain and into the ranks of this mercenary strength (numbering as many as 15,000 this day) who protect offer convoys, teach overseas infantrymen, supply protection for international leaders and dignitaries—and whose offices are the main harmful sizzling spots in the world. With its insights into who those males are, what drives them, the place they arrive from, how they organize, and what they do, this e-book presents a uniquely close-up and whole photo of the non-public military in the back of America’s army muscle.

The writer interviewed defense contractors and their households, high-ranking coalition officers, and used to be in Iraq, the place he witnessed how deepest infantrymen fought ambushes, educated Iraqi forces, escorted high-level officers in harmful stipulations, and observed the contractor facet of the Iraq struggle. comprises motion at the offer traces and entrance strains of this precise clash, and the tales of the contractors who stay it each day.

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