This documentary offers a fascinating and eye opening look at the business of private military companies (aka mercenaries, soldiers of fortune, military contractors). While not strictly a finance video, it offers an insight into a very interesting business, and important element of global geopolitics. Some of the key takeaways are: mercenaries have always been around, the private military business is worth as much as $100 billion, PMC's can be hired by just about anyone, PMC's can focus on defensive as well as offensive assignments, there is little regulation of the business globally.
With the situation in Iraq one of the key problems facing the incoming U.S. President, see the most comprehensive, entertaining and award-winning film about private military companies. winner of 4 LEO Film and TV awards, used as research for the movie "Blood Diamond", screened on Capitol Hill and praised by Amnesty International, this unique politically balanced documentary is a must see for anyone who wants to know how the rules of war have changed - without watching propaganda. Voiced by "300" star Gerard Butler.
With over $100 Billion in annual revenues and 70000 employees in Iraq alone, the private military industry is booming, yet few civilians know anything about it. Shadow Company, a groundbreaking feature-length documentary, takes you deep inside this secret world that is changing the face of modern warfare. What are we really risking by allowing profit-motivated corporations into the business of war?
See Shadow Company and decide for yourself.
Buy the book "Making a Killing" by Captain James Ashcroft - voiced in the documentary by Hollywood legend Gerard Butler.
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