Foreign Policy in Focus

A bimonthly journal focused on U.S. foreign policy Covers a variety of foreign policy issues and topics aimed at government officials, media activists, and academics. Analyzes foreign policy and international affairs, and recommends policy alternatives. C

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 6, May 27

Privatizing Military Training
Key Points * Private military companies (PMCs), performing an array of security tasks for a variety of clients, have proliferated. * In pursuing its war on terrorism, the Pentagon is increasingly relying on the services of PMCs, as overseas...
Problems with Current U.S. Policy
Key Problems * It is not clear that outsourcing of military training saves the U.S. government any money, and it may increase costs in some cases. * Privatizing military training may weaken the U.S. armed forces' expertise and capacity for...
Toward a New Foreign Policy
Key Recommendations * Policymakers should investigate whether the use of PMCs saves money, and their evaluation should consider the long-term political and foreign policy implications of privatization. * Stronger U.S. regulation of private...

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