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Episode 15: Exploring the murky, mysterious world of Russian military contracting

This week we're looking at a private Russian paramilitary force that is a global threat, even though it isn’t formally recognized by its government.

We talk about how Russian contractors are influencing policies, affecting trade and even shaping the politics of central African nations.



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Episode 14: Former British Army leader Tim Collins talks Iraq War, contracting

We are joined this week by former British colonel Tim Collins, who delivered one of the most famous speeches of the Iraq War.

Collins — now involved with security contracting firm New Century — shares his perspective on the operations gaps filled by contracting and how it’s shaping the modern battlefield.



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Episode 13: Examining contracting, military spending in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Guests Theodore Karasik and Aaron Gregg break down why the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are so important to the private military contracting world - and the U.S.



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Episode 12: A talk with Tim Lynch, voice of a misunderstood industry

This week on Force for Hire, we bring aboard a pair of experts to examine an aspect of military contracting that ties into issues of human rights abuses and modern-day slavery.



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Episode 11: Exploitation, human trafficking rampant in third-country national contracting

This week on Force for Hire, we bring aboard a pair of experts to examine an aspect of military contracting that ties into issues of human rights abuses and modern-day slavery.



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