Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century

  title={Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century},
  author={Caroline Varin},
1. Introduction 2. Non-state Warriors 3. Soldiers and national security 4. The French Foreign Legion 5. Executive Outcomes 6. American contractors 7. Citizens, soldiers and state control 8. Conclusion 

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  • P. Wilson
  • History, Political Science
    European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
  • 2020
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