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The Resource Hired guns : views about armed contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sarah K. Cotton [and others]

Hired guns : views about armed contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sarah K. Cotton [and others]

Label
Hired guns : views about armed contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Title
Hired guns
Title remainder
views about armed contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Statement of responsibility
Sarah K. Cotton [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 objectives."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
956.7044/31
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.769
LC item number
.H47 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cotton, Sarah K
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
Series volume
MG-987-SRF
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Private military companies
  • Private security services
  • Government contractors
  • Contracting out
  • Government contractors
  • Contracting out
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Contracting out
  • Government contractors
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
Hired guns : views about armed contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sarah K. Cotton [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 recommendations
Control code
676695801
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 115 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833050755
Lccn
2010015412
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2h24
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676695801
Label
Hired guns : views about armed contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sarah K. Cotton [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 recommendations
Control code
676695801
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 115 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833050755
Lccn
2010015412
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2h24
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)676695801

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