This chapter will summarize the findings of the three empirical chapters and look at

the implications. Military privatization has three distinct dimensions, which are of

course closely connected, but nevertheless need to be discussed separately in order to

understand the different mechanisms and dynamics of it. Technological change and

resulting military privatization have military, economic and political implications. By

dividing the phenomenon of military privatization into these dimensions it becomes

obvious that there are largely conflicting rationales and aims at work, which often

clash with each other. Overall, it appears that military privatization creates problems,

if not dangers, in all these dimensions and that they may well outweigh advantages

gained through it.