The United States Government’s Employment of Armed Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan
The benefits of the United States Government’s employment of armed contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan outweigh the costs and detriments
A Debate in the Lincoln-Douglas Format
Taking the Affirmative
Mr. Doug Brooks
President, International Stability Operations Association
Taking the Negative
Dr. T.X. Hammes
Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University
The Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group hosts a debate investigating issues surrounding the employment of armed private forces by the United States and whether the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan might apply to other zones of conflict.
The debate was on the record and was followed by a period for questions from the audience.
Visiting Fellow, CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group