Saferworld’s Warpod episode 7: Special Forces, private military security contractors and remembrance

In this episode of the Warpod we combine two interviews. In the first we speak to Samantha Crompvoets from the research company, Rapid Context and discuss what the UK can learn from the Brereton inquiry into abuses by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. In the second we speak to Malte Riemann and Norma Rossi, from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and discuss how the increased use of private military contractors has impacted society.

Through both interviews we explore how the changing character of conflict – and the use of special forces or private military contractors – challenges how we understand and more important how we oversee the use of force abroad. All the guests agreed on the need for more transparency and accountability so we can check bad strategy and stop any harm that our states do in our name.

Please note the views and opinions expressed during the podcast are those of the contributors featured. They are not the views or opinions of Saferworld.

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