Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thanks KBR, Thanks Halliburton, and Special Thanks to You, Blackwater.
The American conquest of Afghanistan and Iraq ushered in the return of for-profit warfighting, now called "contractors" rather than their traditional name, mercenaries.
Now other nations are jumping in to the game, especially Russia. Within a month the Russian Duma is expected to pass legislation legalizing PMCs, Private Military Companies, "authorised to conduct combat operations abroad in support of Russian policy objectives."
A number of Russian PMCs are believed to already be engaged in conflicts from Ukraine to Syria.
Thanks, America, for bringing back the age of the freebooter.