D’Auria analyzes an important and relatively recent phenomenon in the field of international conflicts: the rise and development of the Contractors. Such Security (and Logistical) personnel is hired, generally on a Corporate Provider basis, by public bodies (both
Military and Civilian), as well as by private concerns. The objective is to protect their people, facilities, transportation, communication systems, etc., by the attack of non-conventional military forces and/or by terrorists and/or malefactors, on a single or group basis. The problems connected with this growing field of activity are many, and difficult to solve. D’Auria highlights the most relevant among them.