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The Resource Patriots for Profit : Contractors and the Military in U. S. National Security, (electronic resource:)

Patriots for Profit : Contractors and the Military in U. S. National Security, (electronic resource:)

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Patriots for Profit : Contractors and the Military in U. S. National Security
Title
Patriots for Profit
Title remainder
Contractors and the Military in U. S. National Security
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Bruneau, Thomas C
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Stanford University Press
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Summary expansion
<div>This book develops a new approach to the analysis of civil-military relations by focusing on the effectiveness of the armed forces in fulfilling roles & missions, and on their efficiency in terms of cost. The approach is applied to the United States using official documents and interviews with policy-makers. In addition to analyzing the impact of defense reform initiatives over the past thirty years, the book includes the recent phenomenon of "contracting-out" security that has resulted in greater numbers of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan than uniformed military personnel.<br /><br />While the book demonstrates that democratic civilian control of the military in the U.S. is not at issue, it reveals that there is little public control over Private Security Contractors due to a combination of the current restricted interpretation of what is an "inherently governmental function" and limited legal authority. This is despite the fact that PSCs have taken on roles and missions that were previously the responsibility of the uniformed military. Further, despite numerous efforts to redress the problem, current political and institutional barriers to reform are not likely to be overcome soon.<br /><br /></div>
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Patriots for Profit : Contractors and the Military in U. S. National Security, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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ssj0000592462
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780804775489
Lccn
2011002324
Other control number
9780804775489
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000592462
Label
Patriots for Profit : Contractors and the Military in U. S. National Security, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000592462
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780804775489
Lccn
2011002324
Other control number
9780804775489
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000592462

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