The Shadowy Rise of the American Mercenary Industry, with Kyle Burke

Published April 15th, 2020 - 03:16 GMT
A mercenary in Yemen (AFP/FILE)
A mercenary in Yemen (AFP/FILE)
Today’s conflict zones are filled with mercenaries and private military contractors. Increasingly, states rely on private military contractors to protect their bases abroad, conduct intelligence, service vehicles, ship arms, patrol streets, and even engage in combat operations. For example, both warring parties of the civil war in Libya use mercenaries from across the globe to spearhead offensives. Russia has used them to covertly further Kremlin interests in Syria, Venezuela, Sudan, Libya

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