Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
The idea of having a separate fighting force for humanitarian crises and or plausible deniability in foreign wars once again makes sense. For the US, this concept goes back as far as the “privateers” (e.g. a group of private and independent sailors and marines that banded together to counter the Barbary Pirate attacks on US merchant vessels at a time of needed defense, specialized for one purpose and then were disbanded efficiently; also involved in the US Revolution prior).