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Author Stanley, Bruce E. (Bruce Edwin),
Title Outsourcing security : private military contractors and U.S. foreign policy / Bruce E. Stanley.
Imprint Lincoln, NE : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2015]

Author Stanley, Bruce E. (Bruce Edwin),
Subject Private military companies -- United States -- Case studies.
Private security services -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Foreign relations.
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. A Th eoretical Framework of the Private Security Industry; 2. A Qualitative Examination of the Private Security Industry; 3. Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; 4. Operation Joint Endeavor; 5. Operation Enduring Freedom; 6. Operation Iraqi Freedom; 7. Cross- Case Analysis and Findings; 8. Quantitative Analysis of the Private Security Industry; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Faced with a decreasing supply of national troops, dwindling defense budgets, and the ever-rising demand for boots on the ground in global conflicts and humanitarian emergencies, decision makers are left with little choice but to legalize and legitimize the use of private military contractors (PMCs). Outsourcing Security examines the impact that bureaucratic controls and the increasing permissiveness of security environments have had on the U.S. military's growing use of PMCs during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Bruce E. Stanley examines the relationship between the rise of the private security industry and five potential explanatory variables tied to supply-and-demand theory in six historical cases, including Operation Desert Storm in 1991, the U.S. intervention in Bosnia in 1995, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Outsourcing Security is the only work that moves beyond a descriptive account of the rise of PMCs to lay out a precise theory explaining the phenomenon and providing a framework for those considering PMCs in future global interaction.
ISBN 9781612347622 (electronic bk.)
1612347622 (electronic bk.)
9781612347608 (electronic bk.)
1612347606 (electronic bk.)
9781612347615 (mobi)
OCLC # 911492563
Additional Format Print version: Stanley, Bruce E. (Bruce Edwin). Outsourcing security 9781612347172 (DLC) 2015004442 (OCoLC)900445795

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