How better regulation can make Private Military Contractors work

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July 12, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Anna Moore  
Posted in Commentary

"The military should not be taken as sacrosanct, and immune to privatisation. Defence contracting is a legitimate complement to national militaries. In recent years, governments have failed to properly manage private military contractors (PMCs). Defence departments need to reform the way that they deal with contractors. With better oversight, competitive bidding, and clearer legislation, though, Britain and other nations can contract out more functions to cut defence spending while maintaining defence standards." (07/11/11)


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