America’s Grand Strategy Towards China

 

Asymmetric Warfare Redux

There's a thought-provoking article over at the National Interest called Bring Back the Privateers, which essentially argues that Congress should issue "letters of marque" (legal authority for private individuals/entities to conduct warfare) to combat the terrorist horde that we face today.  The article explains that private military contractors (PMCs) would be a natural fit for this role, as they have already been used extensively to amplify US military efforts abroad.