[]
[]
Learn more about adding ratings, comments and other content to the new catalog.

The Invisible Soldiers

How America Outsourced Our Security

Hagedorn, Ann

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Invisible Soldiers
Print
"The story behind the ultimate American privatization, which has taken place gradually and almost invisibly: how we privatized our national security"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Simon & Schuster,, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781416598800
1416598804
9781439101612
Branch Call Number: 355.033573 HAG
Characteristics: xii, 305 pages ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Quotes

Add a Quote

Dec 17, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Although often called "the new wars," asymmetrical conflicts employing unconventional operatives were not new in the history of warfare.

Dec 17, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

... that on the day Order 2 was issued (May 23), "we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and created an insurgency."

Dec 17, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Iraq would be known as "the first contractors' war."

Comment

Add a Comment

During the past three decades, the U.S. government has increasingly come to rely on private security and military contractors (PSMCs) to handle everything from police work to combat support. As a result, U.S. operations, in addition to relations with allies on the ground, are often complicated by the fact that contractors -- rather than government personnel -- handle training, drone operations, embassy security, and many other functions. Author Ann Hagedorn employs a neutral tone to expose problems and describe success stories in this "fast-paced, critical introduction to the privatization of America's national security" (Library Journal). History and Current Events newsletter November 2014.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Find it at KCLS

  Loading...

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf
Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app07 Version gurli Last updated 2014/12/09 10:52