Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

Erik Prince: After 16 Years of Failure, Time For A New Policy In Afghanistan

[Translate] Back to Videos Erik Prince: After 16 Years of Failure, Time For A New Policy In Afghanistan Posted By Ian Schwartz On Date August 7, 2017 Erik Prince, former CEO of Blackwater, speaks to CNN’s Erin Burnett about his proposal … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s founder wants Trump to outsource the Afghanistan war. Why that’s so risky.

[Translate] Blackwater’s founder wants Trump to outsource the Afghanistan war. Why that’s so risky.  By Andrew deGrandpre August 10 at 6:30 AM Erik Prince, seen during congressional testimony in 2007, has advocated privatizing the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan. (Linda … Continue reading

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Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan Jim Michaels, USA TODAY

[Translate] Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan Jim Michaels, USA TODAY Published 10:59 a.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017 | Updated 11:49 a.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017 Play Video President Trump is reportedly … Continue reading

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Republican Congressman Backs Plan To Privatize Bulk Of Afghan War

[Translate] Politics   U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Ca) gestures as his U.S. Congressional delegation arrives to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo September 2, 2013. REUTERS/Shuji Kajiyama/Pool. EXCLUSIVE: Republican Congressman Backs Plan … Continue reading

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Erik Prince: ‘Restructure’ the Afghanistan War

[Translate] Erik Prince: ‘Restructure’ the Afghanistan War Erik Prince Published 7:02 p.m. ET Aug. 7, 2017 U.S. forces should acquire material and hire manpower support: Opposing view (Photo: Oxford Union, REX, Shutterstock, via AP) 430 CONNECTTWEET 528 LINKEDIN 19 COMMENTEMAILMORE … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince proposes privatizing Afghanistan war

[Translate] August 8, 2017, 2:36 PM Blackwater founder Erik Prince proposes privatizing Afghanistan war 31 Comment President Trump has held off so far on approving strategy recommendations for the nearly 16-year war in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week, … Continue reading

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Is It a Good Idea to Privatize the War in Afghanistan?

[Translate] Is It a Good Idea to Privatize the War in Afghanistan? By Rebecca Zimmerman On 8/4/17 at 8:56 AM Opinion Several weeks ago Erik Prince, best known as the CEO of the Blackwater Corporation, wrote an op-ed arguing that … Continue reading

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‘By creating failed states, West creates new markets for security firms’

[Translate]  ‘By creating failed states, West creates new markets for security firms’ Published time: 8 Aug, 2017 15:06 Get short URL FILE PHOTO Contractors of the US private security firm Blackwater securing the site of a roadside bomb attack near … Continue reading

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A private air force for Afghanistan?

[Translate] A private air force for Afghanistan? By: Military Times   August 2 A private security firm known as Lancaster6 has offered to provide the government of Afghanistan with a “turnkey air wing” with range of aviation assets. A look … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder says contractors in Afghanistan wouldn’t be mercenaries

[Translate] Blackwater founder says contractors in Afghanistan wouldn’t be mercenaries August 8, 2017, 8:31 AM|President Trump has so far rejected the advice of his national security adviser for the next steps in Afghanistan, a war that’s been going on for … Continue reading

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