Child Soldiers Reloaded: The Privatisation of War

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.

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