Did the Hessians Get Benefits?
One fascinating aspect of the war in Libya is Qaddafi’s extensive use of mercenaries. (A story today, for example, says that he just hired several hundred from Mali).
This leads me to wonder what mercenary contracts look like. Are there bonuses? What happens if you get captured? If there is a breach, do you have a remedy? If so, from whom? Is it at will employment or for a fixed term? Since mercenary troops have been around for centuries, this could a really interesting article (assuming that somebody hasn’t already written it).