John Hilary talks 'Mercenaries Unleashed' on BBC

4 February 2016 - 4:30pm
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Listen to John Hilary, Executive Director at War on Want, discuss War on Want's new report Mercenaries Unleashed: The brave new world of private military and security companies on Newsday.

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The rise of the modern-day mercenary 

 

Private military and security companies (PMSCs) burst onto the scene 15 years ago, following the declaration of a ‘war on terror’ and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.  

This vast private industry, now worth hundreds of billions of dollars, is dominated by UK companies reaping enormous profits from exploiting war, instability and conflict around the world.  

The time has come to ban PMSCs from operating in conflict zones and end the privatisation of war. 

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