When Activision was on it’s way to revealing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Activision made sure that people understand the direction that they’re going with Advanced Warfare’s story. The major theme in Advanced Warfare is that, the story centers around Private Military Companies (PMC’s). The world is in ruins because a PMC superpower attacked where they felt like. And it’s up to Johnathan Irons to change the tides of war in response.
So, what are Private Military Companies? In a nutshell, it’s not a country, it’s a corporation. The highest bidder buys contracts to carry out missions, assaults, combat operations, and other errands for the payee.
As you can see, these PMC’s are not loyal to a country, it’s available to the highest bidder. Private Contractors are steadily privatizing war. Private contractors make up for 62% of military occupation in Afghanistan. Ever since the 9/11 attacks, and the iraqi/Afghanistan occupation by United States, 3.3 Trillion dollars has been spent on military contractors.
In fact, the 3rd largest private employer is a PMC.
In a new documentary by Vice – That there’s a myth; many argue that PMC’s are “well regulated” and that’s just false according to P.W. Singer. Some experts worry that these privatized military companies might “get away with murder.” Because, currently, there is no badge, license, or identification to go into another country and install military operations by PMC’s. See for yourself…
Welcome to 21st century war. And it’s only going to continue to grow in the years to come. So, what do they do? Just about anything that a Government’s Military or a Government Agency does. Many governments used to rely on their own national military, but the servicemen of these militaries are bound by their governments’ politics. PMC contractors don’t. If they have to carry out a mission where they escort a high-level entrepreneur, so be it. If they have to consult a government on how to do better tactical missions, so be it. If they have to assist other servicemen in a war, so. be. it.
It’s more about cost savings: It means that like, the United States doesn’t have to call the National Guard to carry out missions, or call the Army to carry out missions, or call the Marines into battle, and the list goes on.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is to be released on store shelves this November for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.