This is a review of two books: Jeremy Scahill, Blackwater: the Rise of the Most Powerful Mercenary Army (2007/2008) and From Mercenaries to Market: the Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies (Simon Chesterman & Chia Lehnardt, eds., 2008). Each book concerns the increasing use of contractors in military operations.
GW Paper Series
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-81, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-81
103 American Journal of International Law 198 (2009)