A Soldier of Fortune in the Balkans and Somalia
A Real deal book about Mercenaries, Private Military Companies (PMC) and Civilian Contracting
Our Foreign Correspondent Rob Krott sent me a copy of the book he wrote about the time he spent as a mercenary and contractor in the 90’s; “SAVE THE LAST BULLET FOR YOURSELF: A Soldier of Fortune in the Balkans and Somalia”.
As a big fan of books about modern Mercenaries, Private Military Companies (PMC) and Civilian Contracting I have been quite disappointed with the rash of so called mercenary and civilian contractor books that have been released lately.
Pretty much all of them are written by an observer or war tourist who would spend a week or two in a war zone and then proclaim themselves “experts” or an “authority” on the contracting and private soldiering business then write a book.
That’s why reading Rob Krott’s book was a breath of fresh air amongst the poser PMC books – this book was written by someone that actually did what he wrote about. For those of you that don’t know about Rob Krott he is the former Chief Foreign Correspondent for Soldier of Fortune Magazine and has been writing about the Mercenary, Private Military Company (PMC) and Civilian Contracting business for quite some time.
The book covers his adventures starting from his time spent as an Army captain in the US and follows him as he joins the Croat Defense Force in the Balkans, then works as a civilian contractor in Somalia then back to the Balkans with a few other adventures in-between.
Krott doesn’t hold back any punches when talking about his former mercenary brethren (a mix of scumbags, criminals, liars and occasional squared away guy) or his former contractor employer when he was working in Somalia (an incompetent company only worried about making a buck).
If you are interested in reading a book about Mercenaries, Private Military Companies (PMC) and Civilian Contracting that is the real deal the I highly recommend “SAVE THE LAST BULLET FOR YOURSELF: A Soldier of Fortune in the Balkans and Somalia”
You can read a little more about Rob Krott and his book on his website: www.robkrott.com
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James G is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long. He spends his off time in Indonesia and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns and writing poorly written articles.