The use of contractors in the US ‘war on terror’ inspired Russia and other powers to outsource war.
Ibrahim al-Marashi is an associate professor at the Department of History, California State University, San Marcos. He is the co-author of the forthco... ming The Modern History of Iraq, 4th edition.
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