• War
  • Contractors
Season 1|Episode 9

Private Military Contractors

The practice of hiring private armies goes back to ancient times, and the mystique associated with the mercenary warrior has been the subject of many historical studies and fictional characterizations. This episode of CQB takes a more contemporary look at a day in the life of a group of civilian contractors, and how their role has evolved on the modern battlefield. Using its "sub-second" analysis techniques and intimate first-person footage, CQB reveals the backgrounds, training, and equipment of today’s "soldiers for hire" and how private armies are re-shaping the way conflicts are conducted around the world.