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    Calamity Jean, dmw97, Catskill Julie

    mercenaries are ex-US military - they got their very expensive training on the public's dime, then hired out to a mercenary group so they could get 10 or more times the salary - also on the public's dime.  They just don't have any of the accountability that goes with being a "guy with the flag patch" as Kos refers to them (having been one himself, he thinks highly of our military - of the mercenaries, not so much) so they not only get megabucks compared to the regular soldier, they also get away with doing stuff that gets the locals blowing up the regular soldiers.  I don't have enough fingers to count the ways we'd be better off de-privatizing our military.

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