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Mercenaries Unleashed: The brave new world of private military and security companies

February 2016

Private military and security companies (PMSCs) burst onto the scene 15 years ago, following the declaration of a ‘war on terror’ and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. 

This vast private industry, now worth hundreds of billions of dollars, is dominated by UK companies reaping enormous profits from exploiting war, instability and conflict around the world.  

The time has come to ban PMSCs from operating in conflict zones and end the privatisation of war. 

Mercenaries Unleashed

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