Why Do Private Armies Fight America’s Wars?

Why Is The US Still In Iraq? http://testu.be/1rjsUHx
Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml

Recently, private security contractors were widely criticized for their ambiguous role in international armed conflicts. So what are these private militaries?

Learn More:
Overcoming Post-Colonial Myopia: A Call to Recognize and Regulate Private Military Companies
https://www.jagcnet.army.mil/JAGCNETINTERNET/HOMEPAGES/AC/MILITARYLAWREVIEW.NSF/0/5e0768ef1111dfc085256e5b00576d3f/$FILE/Volume176Milliard.pdf
“The sovereign’s resort to mercenaries is as old as history itself. Ramses II led an army composed largely of Numidian mercenaries in the Battle for Kadesh in 1294 B.C.,3 and King David used mercenaries to drive the Philistines from Israel in 1000 B.C.”

Soldiers of Good Fortune
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2003/05/soldiers-good-fortune
“At a remote tactical training camp, in a swamp 25 miles from the world’s largest naval base, six U.S. sailors are gearing up for their part in President Bush’s war on terrorism.”

Afghanistan Contractors Outnumber Troops
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB125089638739950599
“Even as U.S. troops surge to new highs in Afghanistan they are outnumbered by military contractors working alongside them, according to a Defense Department census due to be distributed to Congress — illustrating how hard it is for the U.S. to wean itself from the large numbers of war-zone contractors that proved controversial in Iraq.”

International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/44/a44r034.htm
“Mindful of the need to conclude, under the auspices of the United
Nations, an international convention against the recruitment, use, financing
and training of mercenaries[…]”

Watch More:
Why Is The US Still Fighting In Iraq
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUyZBfPZU9o&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA

Subscribe to TestTube Daily!
http://bitly.com/1iLOHml

_________________________

TestTube’s new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It’s a place where curiosity rules and together we’ll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in.

Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork

TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube

Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez

TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork

TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube

Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

Comments

comments