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Working in a War Zone: Military Contractors (Extreme Careers: Set 5)

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Published by Rosen Publishing Group .
Written in English


  • Juvenile Military Science,
  • Juvenile Vocational Guidance,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Careers,
  • General,
  • Contracting out,
  • Contractors,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Public contracts,
  • United States,
  • Vocational guidance

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11643463M
ISBN 10140420959X
ISBN 109781404209596

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Let’s start with why I wrote this book. My rationale was simple. I wrote it to fill a void. It is a sad fact that much of the debate over private military and security contractors is, to borrow.   In other words, it is more likely that you will discharge your weapon in the United States as a police officer than if you are working as a contractor in a war zone overseas. While misconceptions about what security contractors do persist, the industry is on track to expand and assume more roles as American foreign policy takes a less direct.   Civilian contractors have been hired to destroy captured Iraqi weapons, clear unexploded ordnance from military bases, transport armored vehicles into the country, and train the new Iraqi army.   First, there would be an assumption of reasonable care because the Executive Branch has said that private military contractors need to obey United States laws. What is “reasonable” could be adapted to each war zone and individual situation. The first question to ask would be whether force was directed against a perceived enemy.

Private military companies don’t hire just anyone. They only want the best of the best – Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, SWAT. This makes for an elite force of experienced civilians, who can roam the jungles of South East Asia, take fire on the rooftops of Baghdad, provide convoy protection in Saudi Arabia, hunt terrorists in the mountains of Afghanistan, or destroy drug labs in Colombia. Military Book Club, April “It’s impossible to fully comprehend the future of warfare without a complete understanding of the role war-zone contractors will play. Iraq, the testing ground for the privatization of our military, is teeming with contractors today, whose efforts will determine the future of military s: Civilian contractors are the brave people who find themselves working an ordinary job in a war zone. Civilian contractors work in every imaginable field – health care, security, engineering, education, construction, transportation, interpreters, advising, truck drivers, food prep, telecommunications, accounting, mine removal, or military.   New US Army Manual Shows It's Worried About Russia's Hybrid Warfare Tactics Handbook highlights emerging threats, such as integrated air defenses, drones, electronic and cyber attacks, and more.

  Having civilians working in war zones is as old as war itself. But starting with US military action in the Balkans and Colombia in the mids and accelerating rapidly in Afghanistan and Iraq.   War zone contractors likely here to stay. The legislation was written to cover contractors working in support of the Department of Defense, but there are even more contractors working in.   Driving a truck in Iraq is a high risk, high salary range job. There is a big difference in risk between typical high risk jobs like fishing in the gulf of Alaska and working in a hot war zone. Working in a war zone: military contractors. Average Rating. Author.