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    DescriptionNo longer dogs of war running ragtag armies, the new breed of private soldiers operate their million-dollar contracts from executive boardrooms worldwide. Whether they're ex-special forces, CIA spooks or Foreign Legionnaires, you'll find them exchanging gunfire with insurgents in Baghdad, patrolling government buildings in Afghanistan, or spying on environmental protestors. The lucrative contracts of the 'War on Terror' have made their plans even more ambitious - to offer governments and corporations discrete and well-trained private armies. These corporate soldiers are part of the last great outsourcing - the privatisation of war. "War Plc" examines how we got here, how these companies operate, and how close we are to letting them run our battlefields.


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    Title
    War Plc
    Subtitle
    The Rise of the New Corporate Mercenary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Armstrong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 219 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571241262
    ISBN 10: 0571241263
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWXN, JWJ
    DC22: 355.354
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: JWXN, JWJ
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    05 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stephen Armstrong is a freelance journalist who writes for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, New Statesman, GQ and Esquire as well as presenting the occasional documentary on Radio 4. This is his second book.