Outsourced Empire: How Militias, Mercenaries, and Contractors Support US Statecraft
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Examining a broad range of events from the Bay of Pigs to the oc¬cupation of Iraq, and from the Soviet-Afghan war to the ongoing conflict in Syria, Thomson offers an analysis of the evolution of US support for various para-institutional actors or non-state armed forces. He demonstrates how and why militias, mercenaries, and private military companies have increasingly formed a central part of US imperial strategies designed to influence political and eco¬nomic conditions abroad.
Drawing on declassified documents including military training manuals, CIA communiqués, and national security documents, Outsourced Empire reveals new evidence that helps us understand these institutions and their collective role in maintaining global order.
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||256|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Jun 2018|