A shadow army of mercenaries is waging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They outnumber U.S. troops on many battlefields, and they’re paid far more. Their profession is about as savory as killing people for profit can be. Xe Services, the impossible-to-pronounce kingpin mercenary clan formerly known as Blackwater, has been accused of procuring underaged prostitutes, mowing down civilians on joyrides through Iraqi streets, smuggling guns — and still nothing is done by the government. Confronting the diabolical privatization of war is thus left to playwrights like... More >>>