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Force for Hire

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Welcome to Force for Hire, where we will take you on a deep dive into the shadowy world of private military contracting. Hosts Michelle Harven and Desmon Farris will take listeners behind the scenes of this often misunderstood aspect of modern warfare.

Recent Episodes

Wrapping up, a look at key issues, and farewellOctober 09, 2019 Episode artwork 'Mercenary Mum' talks leaving military, joining contracting worldOctober 02, 2019 Episode artwork Contractors: Asset or liability to nation's cybersecurity?September 18, 2019 Episode artwork Fighting for justice in a lawless landSeptember 11, 2019 Episode artwork Dodging bullets, execution during rise of ISIS in IraqSeptember 04, 2019 Episode artwork Fighting piracy on high seas often job for private military contractorsAugust 21, 2019 Episode artwork Kidnapping, death of US contractor leaves behind shattered familyAugust 07, 2019 Episode artwork The legend of 'Mad Mike' HoareJuly 31, 2019 Episode artwork Exploring the murky, mysterious world of Russian military contractingJuly 17, 2019 Episode artwork Former British Army leader Tim Collins talks Iraq War, contractingJuly 10, 2019 Episode artwork Examining contracting, military spending in the UAE and Saudi ArabiaJuly 03, 2019 Episode artwork A talk with Tim Lynch, voice of a misunderstood industryJune 19, 2019 Episode artwork Exploitation, human trafficking rampant in third-country national contractingJune 12, 2019 Episode artwork Meet Cindy Waldron, war zone trucker, military mom and survivorJune 05, 2019 Episode artwork Contractors navigate complex maze of laws, policies for health careMay 15, 2019 Episode artwork Black Rifle Coffee CEO’s life as Green Beret, military contractorMay 08, 2019 Episode artwork Leveraging military skills, expertise to forge a new careerMay 01, 2019 Episode artwork The families left behindApril 17, 2019 Episode artwork Money makes the contracting world go 'roundApril 10, 2019 Episode artwork An interview with Erik Prince, Blackwater founder, outspoken proponent of military contractingApril 03, 2019 Episode artwork The beginnings of Blackwater and how it forever changed US policyMarch 20, 2019 Episode artwork Soldier turned contractor explains Blackwater training, security detail in IraqMarch 13, 2019 Episode artwork Outsourcing America's military mightMarch 06, 2019 Episode artwork Trailer - Welcome to Force for HireFebruary 13, 2019 Episode artwork