Private Contractors Are Doing All of America’s Dirty Work

Washington is fighting a lot more conflicts than the public knows — and it’s done with black budgets and private armies

Valery Kulikov

It’s a $150 billion industry

It is no secret that the last couple decades saw an abrupt increase in the number of private military companies or private security contractors (the so-called PMCs), the overall budgets of some of which can easily surpass the military budgets of certain sovereign states.


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