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Old 06 Oct 17, 10:20
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Originally Posted by Artyom_A View Post
The point was that private military or mercenaries are universal phenomenon. And then private military are not some state forces in disguise, they don't belong to state armed forces by the very definition.
The proper and acceptable political term is...."contractors".

Most of what the US is doing in the Middle East is done by contractors. They are cheaper than traditional military units and don't require veteran's benefits, retirement, post deployment healthcare, etc. Whether it's "security" work, logistics, construction, etc. there are thousands of them.
If contractors are hurt or killed, the political impact is not the same as when Soldiers are lost. Its just a BS game at a high level.
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