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Outsourcing National Defense: Why and How Private Contractors Are Providing Public Services

Thomas C. Bruneau
Outsourcing National Defense: Why and How Private Contractors Are Providing Public Services
ISBN: 978-1-955055-92-5
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2023/167 pages/LC: 2022037650
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DESCRIPTION

Every year, the US Department of Defense allocates more than $400 billion to for-profit firms. Which raises the question: Where does the money go? Thomas Bruneau takes a deep dive into the murky waters of national defense outsourcing to answer that question. Moving beyond the issue of private military contractors, Bruneau investigates the scope, legality, and implications of the private sector's vast involvement in securing the nation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Thomas C. Bruneau is distinguished professor emeritus of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.

CONTENTS

  • Outsourcing National Defense.
  • The Historical and Legal Context.
  • Supporting the Global War on Terrorism.
  • Contracting Out Intelligence.
  • Facing Great Power Competition.
  • Developing Advanced Technologies.
  • Public Money, Private Gains.