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Afghan "Viceroy"? Trump Mulling Blackwater Founder Erik Prince's Plan to Privatize Longest War

Alexander the Great couldn’t do it. Genghis Khan couldn’t do it. Neither could the British Empire nor NATO and the US military machine. But Erik Prince thinks he can stabilize Afghanistan with his latest mercenary empire?  1,213 more words

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Foreign wars


“Erik Prince, founder of the controversial firm Blackwater, is trying to convince President Donald Trump to privatize America’s war in Afghanistan.”

Richard Nixon campaigned in 1968 on a promise to end the draft.  223 more words

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Outdoor Adventures

The Berry clan visited Blackwater State Falls in West Virginia to do some hiking, disc golfing, outdoor exploring, and birthday celebrating (Willie’s) in August.

Blackwater Man Killed After Being Struck by a Truck in Cooper County

A Blackwater man is dead after being hit by a truck in Cooper County over the weekend.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened Saturday afternoon on Highway 41 when 16 year old Braden Grindstaff was driving north near Imhoff Drive and went off the road. 24 more words

Exclusive: Blackwater founder's plan to privatise America’s $76bn, 17-year war in Afghanistan

​Donald Trump is expected to ask European countries at this week’s Nato summit, one of the most crucial and contentious in the history of the alliance, to step up and contribute more troops for the war in… 166 more words

The Muslim Times

I spent my career in the British Army and I know the dangers of privatising the battlefield

I spent my career in the British Army and I know the dangers of privatising the battlefield

The expansion of the roles taken on by private sector security companies in support of national military deployments has been quite extraordinary over the last 30 or so years. 425 more words

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Outsourcing War: How Foreigners and Mercenaries Power UAE's Military

In California’s Mojave Desert last year, an American man wearing a helmet and body armour stood in front of a line of rifle-toting Emirati troops who were in the United States for military training. 1,589 more words

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