Date of Graduation

Spring 2009

Degree

Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies

Department

Defense and Strategic Studies

Committee Chair

Bradley Thayer

Keywords

military, weapons, conflict, sale, future

Subject Categories

Defense and Security Studies

Abstract

Conflicts have been won or lost throughout the ages because of the use of private military companies and private arms dealers. Today's conflicts are no different, what is different is the speed and lethality in which the soldiers and weapons can be delivered and the rate at which they can kill. The private merchants who provide soldiers or weapons for hire are increasingly becoming more powerful than many state run militaries. This paper looks into the history and the future of these private services offered, and what should be done about it.

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© Clinton Gallaher Lyons V

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