Mark R. Callan

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Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror by Robert Young Pelton
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, Nov. 15 2006
This is a terrific book. It's fast paced, informative and as entertaining as any novel.

The book could be described as a broad reaching overview into the various types of private military that are currently operating in the world (with emphasis on Iraq) but that doesn't do it justice.

While looking into various types of guns for hire the author introduces the reader to a wide array of types. Some are cool, intelligent professionals you'd trust your life to; others are whack jobs you wouldn't trust with a sharp pencil. Many of them are licensed to kill, others just think they are. All of them are fascinating.

Pelton goes into Afghanistan and Pakistan with CIA… Read more