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last updated 17-Mar-2013
  Whilst the history and evolution of private military and security services provision interests the research community at large, there have been not enough papers published specifically addressing historical questions. Nevertheless, historical perspectives are often incorporated in papers focusing on more topical matters.  
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Indeed, there are many more articles focusing on historical issues. Nevertheless, inasmuch as we want to assist you with your research, we want you to let us know which particular articles you consider require further dissemination. Please contact us

• Adams, Thomas K. The New Mercenaries and the Privatization of Conflict. Parameters, US Army War College Quarterly. Summer 1999, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 103-16:

• O'Brien, Kevin A. PMCs, Myths and Mercenaries: the debate on private militaries companies. Royal United Service Institute Journal, February 2000:

Ortiz, Carlos. Overseas Trade in Early Modernity and the Emergence of Embryonic Private Military Companies , in Jäger, Thomas and Kümmel, Gerhard (eds). Private Military and Security Companies. Chances, Problems, Pitfalls and Prospects, Vs Verlag, 2007, pp. 11-22: click here

• Smith, Eugene B. The New Condottieri and US Policy: The Privatization of Conflict and Its Implications. Parameters, Winter 2002-03, vol. 32, no. 4:

• Zamparelli, Steven J. Contractors on the Battlefield: What Have We Signed Up For. Air Force Journal of Logistics, vol. 23, no. 3, 1999, 11-19: click here

• Zarate, Juan Carlos. The Emergence of a New Dog of War: Private International Security Companies, International Law, and the New World Disorder. Stanford Journal of International Law. 1998, vol. 34. click here



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