“In the last 10 years the market for force has pretty much been under US control, but as the US leaves Afghanistan and doesn’t use these companies anymore, where are they going to go? They are not just going to hang up their hats and go home or they will go bankrupt. They’re going to find new clients.” Antony Funnell provides a good overview of the rise of military contractors and asks: Does the return of the mercenary mean a world with more war?

+ The public-private partnership we see in ground and air wars could extend to the cyber battlefield as well. The Pentagon is looking to partner with Silicon Valley tech experts to battle the cyber attacks of the future. “Some of the reservists we will recruit to this unit have already funded and sold multiple companies.”