The Demographics of America's Private Military Contractors
In 2016, one in four American armed personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan was a private contractor–most of whom were older, white men.
Ori Swed studies world polities and organizations in the context of peace and conflict. His current research focuses on the recent global trend of the privatization of security, with emphasis on accountability aspects at Texas Tech University. Thomas Crosbie studies power in democracies, particularly its concentration in the military and other state institutions; its flow through media; and its contestation by civil society actors at the Royal Danish Defense College.