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Private military contractors aren’t going to do a better job in Afghanistan. Here’s why. | The Washington Post
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Private military contractors aren’t going to do a better job in Afghanistan. Here’s why. | The Washington Post

The New York Times reported July 10 on meetings between President Trump, his top advisers and private military and security company (PMSC) magnates, Erik Prince (founder of Blackwater) and Stephen A. Feinberg (owner of DynCorp International) to discuss plans for having contractors take over U.S. operations in Afghanistan. The plans are said to hew closely to the Wall Street Journal op-ed Erik Prince published in June proposing a “MacArthur solution” to Afghanistan. Like the historical analogy it borrows from, the plan proposes a U.S. viceroy, but unlike MacArthur, the viceroy would carry out his plans with the help of a private army.

Source: Private military contractors aren’t going to do a better job in Afghanistan. Here’s why. – The Washington Post