How much of a threat are private armies? | Inside Story

The mutiny by Russia’s Wagner mercenary group has shone a light on the shadowy world of private armies.
They operate in conflict zones around the world.
Their services have been employed by governments, anti-piracy operations and even by some N-G-Os.
But what are the risks of these soldiers for hire?
How much of a threat are they to international peace?
And, what role will they play in the future?

Presenter: Sohail Rahman


Sean McFate – A former military contractor and Author of 'The Modern Mercenary'.

Sorcha MacLeod – a Member of the UN working group on use of mercenaries.

John Lechner – a Wagner Group Expert with a focus on conflict in Africa.

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Written by Loren Lemon




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