Press: Use of Private Security Companies in War

  • 2022•03•31

    Dr Erica Gaston spoke to Phillip Adams on Australian Broadcasting Corporation on the use of mercenaries and private security companies in conflicts, following reports that Russia has been engaging a private security company in Ukraine. She notes that Russia is not the only State to engage in such tactics and has been a trend of military industrialization since the 1990s, which can be used to lower official casualty rates and deflect responsibility for acts of war.