News | July 5, 2023

The mercenary boom: How private military contractors are redefining modern warfare | DW News

By Dr. Sean McFate Media Interview

Prigozhin's armed mutiny was the clearest example of the danger posed by mercenary groups, but not an isolated one. In recent years, mercenary groups have made a comeback, and we are not ready for it. As the world shifts away from its previous bipolar structure, it also seems to revert to age-old practices. On top of that, plausible deniability is another important factor that’s resurrecting mercenary groups. Beyond Wagner, who are the emerging mercenary groups, where do they operate and why are they making a comeback? Dr. Sean McFate offers his expertise on mercenary operations in this video interview, which you can watch here.