Child Soldiers Reloaded: The Privatisation of War
2 months ago Lisa Phillips 0
Private military companies have become significant players in conflicts around the world [Al Jazeera]
How private companies recruit former child soldiers for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
From opportunistic guns for hire on the fringe of domestic conflicts to a global force operating within a multibillion-dollar industry – the private military sector seems to be flourishing.
As armies and war increasingly become ‘outsourced’, private military companies have taken on a wider increasing range of responsibilities, from security and intelligence analysis to training and combat roles.