Privatization of the US military

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Under president George W. Bush, the duties and authority normally given to the US military have increasingly been transferred private companies providing "security services", i.e. armed forces, i.e. mercenaries. Blackwater USA is one of the (perhaps the) largest recipient of such transfers.

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  • 2007-11-03 Rapture rescue will airlift you to safety. If you can afford it by Naomi Klein: "I used to worry that the US was in the grip of extremists who sincerely believed the Apocalypse was coming and that they and their friends would be airlifted to heavenly safety. I have since reconsidered. The country is indeed in the grip of extremists who are determined to act out the biblical climax - the saving of the chosen and the burning of the masses - but without any divine intervention. Heaven can wait. Thanks to the booming business of privatised disaster services, we're getting the Rapture right here on earth."