PREFERRED TERM
Academi  
DEFINITION
  • Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government outsourced a substantial amount of military and government work to contractors. Academi, formerly known as Blackwater and Xe Services, is the largest and most controversial of the security contractors used by the U.S. government for training, protection, and military support for armed conflicts and natural disasters. [Source: Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime; Academi]
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URI
https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/Academi
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