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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 9
06-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Personnel trading and contract sale isn't quite the same as human trafficking. You see it all the time between sports teams, corporate divisions, etc. It's pretty common in military fiction and history - not so much in modern practice but it was part of naval tradition for a long time, and particularly common in eras like WWII where it often fell to lower ranking soldiers to cobble together working units in the field. The person themself is not being traded, only their job. Hence why officers are viewed as dossiers.

Edit: Holy cow this is an old necro thread. Whoops, kill it with fire.