This article might focus on Canada but it has wider relevance to the mega growth of private security globally. Had Trump been able to deploy the private army in the US on Jan 6th the world would be a significantly different place today. Do we think for a moment Morrison’s LNP wouldn’t be by his side today?
The foreign military pullout and Taliban capture of Kabul has decimated the large PSC industry in Afghanistan. Most Afghans are likely happy to see the end of private mercenary forces and hired guns dominating their country. In Canada, however, the negative features of PSC deployment in the country have gone largely unreported by the media. The CBC — among other news outlets — owes Canadians a discussion about the role private security forces played in Afghanistan.