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Since 2014, Moscow has used mercenaries in Ukraine, Syria, Africa, and other places to exert military power without accountability. Although these mercenaries, commonly referred to as the Wagner Group, never left Eastern Ukraine, they are now active again with the Russian invasion. Why? What is their value in a conventional war? What dangers do they present? That is the subject of this episode.
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Episode 2: Who are these Russian quasi-mercenaries? https://mayhemxpc.podbean.com/e/who-are-these-russian-quasi-mercenaries/
Episode 3: The role of mercenaries in hybrid warfare
Episode 4: Why are Russian PMCs different from Western PMSCs?
Episode 6: Meeting the Challenge of Russian Private Military Companies
Episode 12: Mercenary: What is in a name?
Episode 19: The rise of Quasi-Mercenary Organizations