Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

Government launches tendering process for troublesome asylum seekers housing contract

[Translate] Government launches tendering process for troublesome asylum seekers housing contract Many migrants fleeing war in the Middle East and Africa come to the UK after travelling across Europe, and then claim asylum Credit: LOUISE GEORGE/AFP Rhiannon Bury 5 August … Continue reading

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Dana Rohrabacher: We need a new Afghanistan strategy

[Translate] OPINION Dana Rohrabacher: We need a new Afghanistan strategy by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher | Aug 11, 2017, 12:01 AM The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, and I have urged the Pentagon to consider new strategies. It’s time to … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince cites East India Company as a model to privatize Afghanistan war

[Translate] Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 02:28 PM EST Blackwater founder Erik Prince cites East India Company as a model to privatize Afghanistan war The White House is considering using Prince’s approach — and he’s making the media rounds to pitch … Continue reading

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Erik Prince’s ‘Reckless’ Proposal for Afghanistan

[Translate] August 10, 2017 Erik Prince’s ‘Reckless’ Proposal for Afghanistan Atlantic Council’s Sean McFate warns against plan that would rely more on military contractors By Ashish Kumar Sen Erik Prince, pictured here testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform … Continue reading

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As Aides Spar, Will Trump Hire Erik Prince for Afghanistan?

[Translate] August 12, 2017 As Aides Spar, Will Trump Hire Erik Prince for Afghanistan? Amid ongoing White House discord, President Trump is reportedly weighing Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s proposal for a private mercenary force in Afghanistan. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former … Continue reading

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Mercenaries Are a Bad Idea for Afghanistan

[Translate] Mercenaries Are a Bad Idea for Afghanistan Andrew Bernard When Erik Prince, the notorious founder of Blackwater, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in June calling for an American viceroy in Afghanistan to lead a contracted military … Continue reading

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Outsourcing the air war in Afghanistan

[Translate] Outsourcing the air war in Afghanistan Erik Prince deserves a chance to do what the military can’t Illustration on outsourcing U.S. air power in Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times more > Print By Gary Anderson – – Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Inside Erik Prince’s secret proposal to outsource the war in Afghanistan

[Translate] Josh Rogin Opinion Inside Erik Prince’s secret proposal to outsource the war in Afghanistan By Josh Rogin August 9 Erik Prince in 2007. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) Businessman and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has been shopping around Washington a … Continue reading

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A Legal and Policy Risk Analysis of the Erik Prince Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan

[Translate] A Legal and Policy Risk Analysis of the Erik Prince Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan  By Laura Dickinson Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:48 AM Trump administration officials reportedly are considering a plan to privatize a significant portion … Continue reading

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Don’t Privatize the Afghan War—Just End It

[Translate] Aug 10, 2017 Don’t Privatize the Afghan War—Just End It An Afghan National Army soldier, left, smokes as a U.S. Army soldier sits for a photo in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, in 2015. (Massoud Hossaini / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar Columnist … Continue reading

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