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By Gerry Schumacher,Steve Gansen

As the U.S. military shrinks, a personal military steps into the breach. A Bloody Business bargains an remarkable glance backstage and into the ranks of this mercenary strength (numbering as many as 15,000 this day) who shield provide convoys, educate international squaddies, supply defense for overseas leaders and dignitaries—and whose offices are the main harmful sizzling spots in the world. 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 presents a uniquely close-up and whole photograph of the non-public military at the back of America’s army muscle.

The writer interviewed defense contractors and their households, high-ranking coalition officers, and used to be in Iraq, the place he witnessed how deepest infantrymen fought ambushes, knowledgeable Iraqi forces, escorted high-level officers in risky stipulations, and observed the contractor facet of the Iraq struggle. comprises motion at the provide strains and entrance strains of this particular clash, and the tales of the contractors who reside it each day.

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