The Updated Edition of P. W. Singer’s Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry has arrived in our warehouse. The first edition of this book has had a most eventful (and influential) run, and this new paperback looks to carry on its success. From the description:
In the updated edition of Singer’s classic account of the military services industry and its broader implications, the author describes the continuing importance of that industry in the Iraq War. This conflict has amply borne out Singer’s argument that the privatization of warfare allows startling new capabilities and efficiencies in the ways that war is carried out. At the same time, however, Singer finds that the introduction of the profit motive onto the battlefield raises troubling questions—for democracy, for ethics, for management, for human rights, and for national security.