Africa Center Senior Fellow Sean McFate joins CBC Radio to discuss Blackwater and the rise of private military contractors:
Sean McFate is a former private military contractor, says the future of war could usher in a heavier reliance on companies like Blackwater. Which isn’t to say that employing mercenaries can never work. The success of elections in Nigeria a few weeks ago, for example, are credited in part to the assistance of private South African security firms, keeping Boko Haram militants at bay.
Sean McFate is a Senior Fellow at the think-tank Atlantic Council and author of the book, “The Modern Mercenary”. He was in our Washington studio.