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Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military | Foreign Policy

Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military | Foreign Policy

Last weekend, the New York Times published one of what will be many takes on President Barack Obama’s legacy as commander in chief. Retroactively shoehorning seven-plus years of varied military operations into one coherent “doctrine” is impossible, but dozens of articles will soon attempt to do so.

There is one significant aspect of this doctrine, however, that is rarely mentioned by the media and never by Obama: the unprecedented use of private contractors to support foreign military operations.

Source: Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military | Foreign Policy