Deborah Avant

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Deborah Avant

Dr. Deborah Avant is the Director of International Studies and the Center for Research on International and Global Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on civil-military relations, military change, and the politics of controlling violence.

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Privatizing Military Training

With the downsizing of the U.S. military and an expansion of overseas training programs, the Pentagon has increasingly hired the services of private military firms.