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A small selection of key titles covering security contractors (PMCs/PSCs) against the background of the Iraq conflict. For more information about any of them, please click on the Amazon links via your preferred outlet (U.S., UK, Canada, France, and Germany). For future reference, please bookmark the page. Alternatively, for a broader selection of titles visit our U.S. or UK PrivateMilitary Bookshops.


Irak, terre mercenaire : Les armées privées remplacent les troupes américaines. By Georges-Henri Bricet des Vallons, FAVRE, 2009. Buy it from Amazon France: >>GO | Amazon Canada: >>GO

The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict. By Linda J. Bilmes and Joseph E. Stiglitz. W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq. By David Isenberg, Praeger Security International, 2008.

The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace. By Ali A. Allawi, Yale University Press, 2007.

At the Center of the Storm. My Years at the CIA. By George Tenet, HarperCollins, 2007.

Private Military Companies im Irak - Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Von Florian Hellberg, GRIN Verlag, 2007: Buy it from Amazon Germany: >>GO

Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. By Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Knopf, 2006.

The Iraq Study Group Report. By James A., III Baker and Lee H. Hamilton (co-chairs), and Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Edwin Meese III , Sandra Day O'Connor, Leon E. Panetta, William J. Perry, Charles S. Robb, and Alan K. Simpson, Vintage Books USA, 2006.

State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III. By Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. By Thomas E. Ricks, Penguin Press HC, 2006.

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My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope. By L. Paul Bremer III, and Malcolm McConnell, Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq. By Michael R. Gordon, and Bernard E. Trainor, Pantheon, 2006.

The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11. By Ron Suskind, Simon & Schuster, 2006.

A Bloody Business: America's War Zone Contractors And the Occupation of Iraq. By Gerry Schumacher, Zenith Press, 2006.

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Iraqi Security Forces : A Strategy for Success. By Anthony H. Cordesman, Praeger Security International, 2005. Published in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

Revolt on the Tigris. The Sadr Uprising and Governing Iraq. By Mark Etherington, London, C.Hurst & Co., 2005. Crises in World Politics series, published on behalf of the Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University.

Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet. By James Mann, Penguin, 2004.

Rumsfeld's War: The Untold Story of America's Anti-Terrorist Commander. By Rowan Scarborough, Regnery Publishing, 2004.

American Soldier. By Tommy Franks, and Malcolm McConnell, 2004.

Plan of Attack. By Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster, 2004

Iraq,Inc.: A Profitable Occupation. By Pratap Chatterjee, Seven Stories Press, 2004.


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