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Episode 13. Private Militaries

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Private militaries or PMC's have been popping up in all of the worlds conflict zones, guns for hire being paid to the dirty work nation-states don't want to do. Is this the future of war or is this a slippery slope that takes all the accountability out of the battlefield? This week we do a deep dive into the Wagner group (Putin's private army) and Blackwater/Frontier Services Group (Erik Princes Hong Kong-based White House hit squad). We go through what they have been up to, and where they are likely to pop up over the next few years.


Sean McFate

  • National Defence University

Alex Kirsch

  • Host of The Depth of Perspective

Candace Rondeaux

  • New America

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