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Mercenary Armies

MercenariesMercenary Armies paid by the US?

I remember learning about the Hessians in my elementary school history class. The Hessians were 30,000 German auxiliaries contracted for military service to fight the American Revolutionary War for the British cause. They represented a quarter of Britain’s army. To the best of my knowledge, that was the last of any significant pay-to-fight soldiers on American soil.

However, I was floored when I discovered that not only is the US paying “private military contractors” but they were being trained in the US. Also surprising, was that the practice had been going on for a while. What wasn’t a shock was that the system had been abused and the damage was catastrophic. I was amazed reading about Blackwater and other private military contractors.

Click here for a thorough NY Times article describing the recent conviction of Blackwater soldiers. The story also includes a short video that summarizes the Blackwater scandal.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/us/blackwater-verdict.html

Detailed and long documentary on BLACKWATER:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNJYMiuRwj0

Quick backwater video:

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http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/20911797#20911797

Long doc on mercenary army:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZVYX2dg-cI

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