26 episodes

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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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.

    From Military Matters: SF Veteran and son extradited to Japan

    From Military Matters: SF Veteran and son extradited to Japan

    Former auto industry mogul Carlos Ghosn was smuggled out of Japan in true Hollywood heist movie fashion while awaiting trial for corporate fraud. Now Special Forces Veteran Mike Taylor and his son Peter have been extradited to Japan in connection with Ghosn's evasion of Japanese authorities.

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    Military Matters intro

    Military Matters intro

    Stay tuned for Military Matters, the new podcast from Stars and Stripes. Listen as U.S. Air Force veteran and Force for Hire host Desmon Farris and U.S. Army warrant officer Rod Rodriguez examine the topics that matter to service members, veterans, and the people and communities that support them. Subscribe now to Military Matters, launching in January 2020.

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    Wrapping up, a look at key issues, and farewell

    Wrapping up, a look at key issues, and farewell

    The Force for Hire team looks back at the series and examines some key issues about the world of private military contracting.

    • 33 min
    'Mercenary Mum' talks leaving military, joining contracting world

    'Mercenary Mum' talks leaving military, joining contracting world

    Neryl Joyce was an Australian servicemember who turned to contracting when she wasn’t allowed to deploy with her fellow soldiers.

    • 24 min
    Contractors: Asset or liability to nation's cybersecurity?

    Contractors: Asset or liability to nation's cybersecurity?

    Richard Clarke, special cybersecurity adviser to President George W. Bush joins us this week and addresses digital threats and how military contractors have helped and hurt U.S. national security.

    • 27 min
    Fighting for justice in a lawless land

    Fighting for justice in a lawless land

    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.

    • 29 min

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