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Examining the Positive and Negative Aspects of US Military/Contractor Bonds in the Operational Environment. / Kinsey, Christopher; Batka, Caroline ; Schilling, Stefan.

In: the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2, 25.04.2022, p. 135-173.

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Kinsey, C, Batka, C & Schilling, S 2022, 'Examining the Positive and Negative Aspects of US Military/Contractor Bonds in the Operational Environment', the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, vol. 48, no. 2, 2, pp. 135-173. https://doi.org/10.5744/jpms/2001

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Kinsey, C., Batka, C., & Schilling, S. (2022). Examining the Positive and Negative Aspects of US Military/Contractor Bonds in the Operational Environment. the Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 48(2), 135-173. [2]. https://doi.org/10.5744/jpms/2001

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Kinsey C, Batka C, Schilling S. Examining the Positive and Negative Aspects of US Military/Contractor Bonds in the Operational Environment. the Journal of Political and Military Sociology. 2022 Apr 25;48(2):135-173. 2. https://doi.org/10.5744/jpms/2001

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Kinsey, Christopher ; Batka, Caroline ; Schilling, Stefan. / Examining the Positive and Negative Aspects of US Military/Contractor Bonds in the Operational Environment. In: the Journal of Political and Military Sociology. 2022 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 135-173.

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