Security Contractors in the Middle East: First the Americans and Now the Russians
Straub, Daniel G.
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There is much in the current news about Russian security contractors dying in Syria. It must be remembered that the Russian contractors were preceded by American security contractors, who came to total more than twenty-ﬁve thousand in Iraq in 2009. The difference between the two is that there are mechanisms for accountability in the United States when contractors violate their mandate or international law.
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