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020    9780833049827 (pbk. : alk. paper) 
020    0833049828 (pbk. : alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)ocn608687394 
043    a-iq---|an-us--- 
050 00 DS79.769|b.H47 2010 
082 00 956.7044/31|222 
245 00 Hired guns :|bviews about armed contractors in Operation 
       Iraqi Freedom /|cSarah K. Cotton ... [et al.] 
260    Santa Monica, CA :|bRAND,|c2010 
300    xxvi, 115 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm 
504    Includes bibliographical references 
505 0  Introduction -- Private military and security contractors 
       are not a new phenomenon : a brief history of military 
       privatization -- Do private security contractors have a 
       negative impact on military retention and morale? -- Have 
       private security contractors had an adverse effect on 
       local Iraqis' perceptions of the entire occupying force 
       because of the legal impunity with which they operated in 
       Iraq prior to 2009? -- Is there a relative lack of unit 
       cohesion and systematic coordination between private 
       security contractors and the military? -- Do private 
       security contractors play a valuable supporting role to 
       the U.S. military as a force multiplier? -- Do private 
       security contractors provide skills and services that the 
       Armed Forces lack? -- Do private security contractors 
       provide vital surge capacity and critical security 
       services? -- Summary of findings and policy 
520    The use of armed private security contractors (PSCs) in 
       the Iraq war has been unprecedented. Not only government 
       agencies but also journalists, reconstruction contractors,
       and nongovernmental organizations frequently view them as 
       a logical choice to fill their security needs, yet there 
       have been a number of reports of PSCs committing serious, 
       and sometimes fatal, abuses of power in Iraq. This study 
       uses a systematic, empirically based survey of opinions of
       U.S. military and State Department personnel on the ground
       in Iraq to shed light on the following questions: To what 
       extent are armed PSCs perceived to be imposing costs on 
       the U.S. military effort? If so, are those costs tempered 
       by positive contributions? How has the use of PSCs 
       affected U.S. military operations in Operation Iraqi 
       Freedom? While the military personnel did report some 
       incidents of unnecessarily threatening, arrogant, or 
       belligerent contractor behavior, the survey results 
       indicate that neither the U.S. military nor State 
       Department personnel appear to perceive PSCs to be 
       "running wild" in Iraq. Moreover, respondents tended to 
       consider PSCs a force multiplier rather than an additional
       strain on military troops, but both military and State 
       Department respondents held mixed views regarding the 
       contribution of armed contractors to U.S. foreign policy 
590    EAS: YW 
650  0 Postwar reconstruction|zIraq|xEvaluation 
650  0 Private military companies|zIraq|xEvaluation 
650  0 Private security services|zIraq|xEvaluation 
650  0 Government contractors|zIraq|xEvaluation 
650  0 Contracting out|zIraq|xEvaluation 
650  0 Government contractors|zUnited States|xEvaluation 
650  0 Contracting out|zUnited States|xEvaluation 
700 1  Cotton, Sarah K 
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