Another benefit, although this is also the source of many ethical challenges as will be discussed later, is a PMC's ability to operate
more freely than a state's military. As an example, there are strict rules
that the American military must operate within, while trying to achieve a mission's objectives. These rules stem from both national and international sources. The ever present media, as well as governing body watchdogs, mean that even one toe over the line is quickly fodder for an international scandal that can endanger the entire mission. This oftentimes restricts the military's ability to operate at maximum efficacy. However, by using a PMC, their personnel can…… And the applicant must successfully pass a pre employment drug screen Collins, icks and Van Meter, 2000.