Sunday, January 8, 2012

Book Post #4

 In this blog I have included some of the pictures that are included in the book. All of these pictures are off Blackwater soldiers over in Iraq. After 9/11, the private military contracting business sky rocketed. Since then, companies like Blackwater and Triple Canopy have an army of thousands. 

This book goes through in immense detail the operations that have been carried out over time mainly in the Middle East. The are hired mainly by the United States government to protect a person of interest such as a senator or congressman or ambassador. When they travel to the Middle East, private military contractors are to do nothing but transport and protect their client. They are sort of the unsung hero's in the War on Terror. They put their lives on the line every waking moment to protect the person they are defending and kill the enemy trying to attack their client. A lot of times they are not so lucky and end up giving the ultimate sacrifice. 


  1. Do you think that the black water teams helped a lot or not so much cause you said that some of the teams dont make it back. So does that mean the mission was incomplete or they died. Also mybe the issue is that we dont have are own part of the army for solo protection.

  2. I do believe that the private military contractors are helping out. They work with the troops over there and learn certain tactics. And when I said that they didn't come back I meant that they died in action while protecting their client. I also agree that the military should have a seperate unit whose mission is protection. But I think it would be a better idea if the different branches of the military would have seperate units for security and protection of high valued clients.