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Force for Hire

Summary: Welcome to Force for Hire, where we will take you on a deep dive into the shadowy world of private military contracting. Hosts Michelle Harven and Desmon Farris will take listeners behind the scenes of this often misunderstood aspect of modern warfare.

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 Fighting for justice in a lawless land | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1771

This week Force for Hire welcomes Kimberley Motley, who has made a career out of fighting corruption in Afghanistan and has helped bring justice to those working to support the U.S. military.

 Dodging bullets, execution during rise of ISIS in Iraq | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1428

Johann Raath talks about his experiences working in Iraq during the rise of ISIS and how he escaped death more than once – and came back for more.

 Fighting piracy on high seas often job for private military contractors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1602

Fighting piracy on high seas often job for private military contractors

 Kidnapping, death of US contractor leaves behind shattered family | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2094

The day Russell Frost and two former American soldiers were kidnapped was an unusual one, even by the standards of 2016 Baghdad. What followed was 31 days of hell, a life lost far too soon and a family shattered by tragedy.

 The legend of 'Mad Mike' Hoare | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1930

The legend of 'Mad Mike' Hoare

 Exploring the murky, mysterious world of Russian military contracting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2110

This week we're looking at a private Russian paramilitary force that is a global threat, even though it isn’t formally recognized by its government.

 Former British Army leader Tim Collins talks Iraq War, contracting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1419

We are joined this week by former British colonel Tim Collins, who delivered one of the most famous speeches of the Iraq War. Collins — now involved with security contracting firm New Century — shares his perspective on the operations gaps filled by contracting and how it’s shaping the modern battlefield.

 Examining contracting, military spending in the UAE and Saudi Arabia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2077

Guests Theodore Karasik and Aaron Gregg break down why the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are so important to the private military contracting world - and the U.S.

 A talk with Tim Lynch, voice of a misunderstood industry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1259

A talk with Tim Lynch, voice of a misunderstood industry

 Exploitation, human trafficking rampant in third-country national contracting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2373

This week on Force for Hire, we bring aboard a pair of experts to examine an aspect of military contracting that ties into issues of human rights abuses and modern-day slavery.

 Meet Cindy Waldron, war zone trucker, military mom and survivor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2555

War zone truck drive Cindy Morgan stopped by and talked with Stars and Stripes about her experiences in Iraq, in a raw, unfiltered look back at a singularly unique career.

 Contractors navigate complex maze of laws, policies for health care | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2060

Contractors navigate complex maze of laws, policies for health care

 Black Rifle Coffee CEO’s life as Green Beret, military contractor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2269

Evan Hafer, CEO and founder of Black Rifle Coffee, joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about life as a Green Beret, contractor and coffee roasting expert.

 Leveraging military skills, expertise to forge a new career | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2562

It’s time to find out what it takes to become a military contractor: the skills needed, the attitudes recruiters are looking for and what challenges veterans can expect to face when looking to make the leap into the industry.

 The families left behind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2290

In this episode we talk to Barbie Baker and Nicole Woodland, two women with firsthand knowledge of the lifestyle change that takes place after a spouse joins the world of private military contracting.

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