Category Archives: Afghanistan

Erik Prince’s ‘New Band of Flying Tigers’ is a Sequel We Don’t Need

[Translate] Erik Prince’s ‘New Band of Flying Tigers’ is a Sequel We Don’t Need By Sam Kleiner Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:20 AM It shouldn’t be too surprising that in his recent New York Times op-ed calling for an infusion of … Continue reading

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Hurdles Make Mercenary Plan For Afghanistan Unlikely

[Translate] Hurdles Make Mercenary Plan For Afghanistan Unlikely By Daniel Wilson Law360, Nashville (August 11, 2017, 8:26 PM EDT) — Although President Donald Trump is reportedly seriously considering replacing U.S. troops with a mercenary force as he attempts to break … Continue reading

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Trump’s Afghanistan strategy won’t end human rights violations among immigrant contractors

[Translate] LOYALTY FOR HIRE Trump’s Afghanistan strategy won’t end human rights violations among immigrant contractors “There are almost three private contractors for every one US soldier in Afghanistan.” (Reuters/Joshua Roberts) Share Written by Noah Coburn Political anthropologist, Bennington College August … Continue reading

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The Guards, Cooks, and Cleaners of the Afghan War: Migrant Contractors and the Cost of War

[Translate] The Guards, Cooks, and Cleaners of the Afghan War: Migrant Contractors and the Cost of War

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In the line of fire

[Translate] Oped In the line of fire Increasing costs may outweigh the opportunities for Nepalis in Afghanistan in the days ahead – Noah Coburn A large number of Nepali migrants have been working in the war-torn country of Afghanistan. Aug … Continue reading

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Letting mercenaries fight our wars undercuts the Constitution

[Translate] Letting mercenaries fight our wars undercuts the Constitution By Kimberly Wehle, opinion contributor – 09/02/17 03:00 PM EDT 150   © Getty Images The founder of the infamous Blackwater security contracting firm, Erik Prince, recently renewed his call for … Continue reading

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Twitter Torches NYT For Publishing Erik Prince Op-Ed Pushing for Afghanistan Contractors

[Translate] Twitter Torches NYT For Publishing Erik Prince Op-Ed Pushing for Afghanistan Contractors by Caleb Ecarma | 11:30 am, August 30th, 2017 After Blackwater USA founder and former CEO Erik Prince wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times … Continue reading

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Opinion: The New York Times Should Not Publish Columns by Greedy War Profiteers

[Translate] Opinion: The New York Times Should Not Publish Columns by Greedy War Profiteers By Jay Willis Tim Sloan/Getty Images Erik Prince’s advertorial is the Times opinion page’s latest misstep. As President Trump prepares to send a to-be-determined number of … Continue reading

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New York Times under fire for op-ed by former Blackwater founder Erik Prince

[Translate] New York Times under fire for op-ed by former Blackwater founder Erik Prince David Covucci— Aug 30 at 7:24AM Photo via Miller Center/Flickr (CC-BY) There are a few important points Prince left out of his pitch. The New York … Continue reading

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Stop giving Erik Prince op-ed space to talk up hiring mercenaries

[Translate] Stop giving Erik Prince op-ed space to talk up hiring mercenaries Blog ››› August 30, 2017 11:04 AM EDT ››› MATT GERTZ Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Pepsi’s CEO would like Americans to drink more Pepsi. Ford’s chief would … Continue reading

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