The Resource The Department of Defense's use of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan : background, analysis, and options for Congress, Moshe Schwartz

The Department of Defense's use of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan : background, analysis, and options for Congress, Moshe Schwartz

Label
The Department of Defense's use of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan : background, analysis, and options for Congress
Title
The Department of Defense's use of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan
Title remainder
background, analysis, and options for Congress
Statement of responsibility
Moshe Schwartz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The United States is relying on contractors to provide a wide variety of services in Iraq and Afghanistan, including security. Private firms known as Private Security Contractors (PSCs) are hired to protect individuals, transport convoys, forward operating bases, buildings, and other economic infrastructure, as well as train security forces. While DOD has previously contracted for security in Bosnia and elsewhere, it appears that in Iraq and Afghanistan DOD is for the first time relying so heavily on armed contractors to provide security during combat or stability operations. This report examines current private security contractor trends in Iraq and Afghanistan, steps DOD has taken to improve oversight and management, and the extent to which DOD has incorporated the role of security contractors into its doctrine and strategy. It also reviews steps Congress has taken to exercise oversight over the use of PSCs and includes options for Congress
Member of
Cataloging source
AWC
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Schwartz, Moshe
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Library of Congress
  • Federation of American Scientists
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R40835
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Private security services
  • Private security services
  • Contracting out
  • Contracting out
  • Defense contracts
  • Contracting out
  • Defense contracts
  • Private security services
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
The Department of Defense's use of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan : background, analysis, and options for Congress, Moshe Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on October 27, 2009)
  • "September 29, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Background -- Private security companies working for the U.S. government -- Options for Congress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
15 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)460122146
  • (OCoLC)ocn460122146
System details
Mode of access: Internet from Federation of American Scientists web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Label
The Department of Defense's use of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan : background, analysis, and options for Congress, Moshe Schwartz
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on October 27, 2009)
  • "September 29, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Background -- Private security companies working for the U.S. government -- Options for Congress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
15 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)460122146
  • (OCoLC)ocn460122146
System details
Mode of access: Internet from Federation of American Scientists web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required

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