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As the U.S. military shrinks, a personal military steps into the breach. A Bloody Business bargains an extraordinary glance backstage and into the ranks of this mercenary strength (numbering as many as 15,000 this present day) who protect offer convoys, educate overseas squaddies, offer safeguard for international leaders and dignitaries—and whose places of work are the main risky sizzling spots at the planet.  With its insights into who those males are, what drives them, the place they arrive from, how they arrange, and what they do, this booklet offers a uniquely close-up and entire photo of the non-public military in the back of America’s army muscle.
 
The writer interviewed defense contractors and their households, high-ranking coalition officers, and was once in Iraq, the place he witnessed how deepest squaddies fought ambushes, proficient Iraqi forces, escorted high-level officers in risky stipulations, and observed the contractor part of the Iraq struggle. contains motion at the offer traces and entrance strains of this precise clash, and the tales of the contractors who reside it each day.

    

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