The Impact Of Private Security Companies On The World And The Grand Scale Of The Industry 's Offerings

3974 Words Dec 14th, 2016 16 Pages
I. Introduction
Private Security Companies (PSC) offer military- and security-related services around the world in austere, undeveloped, and failed nations, as well as in fragile, developing, and democratizing nations. Comprised of highly-skilled individuals, PSCs have an arsenal of unique and coveted capabilities available to them, which their clients consider essential for their specific needs. With services ranging from dangerous, adrenaline-filled, armed combat missions to honorable hearts-and-minds humanitarian aid missions, PSCs offer the ability for their clients to bridge workforce and security gaps in military- and security-related activities around the globe. For all the good they do, PSCs have had their issues over the years with rogue contractors and corrupt management. Still, when considering the breadth of their reach around the world and the grand scale of the industry’s offerings, the number of events is small in comparison. PSCs are legally organized companies that perform in areas of the world where most people would never think of going. Thus, I conclude that, despite the occasional negative events that plague PSCs, they bear both the utility and legitimacy they need to continue supporting critical military- and security-related services to international peacekeeping and nation building missions. Moreover, I feel PSCs should continue to be self-regulated to maintain their current level of service and privacy they offer their clients.
In this paper, I will…

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