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Erik Prince


Former Blackwater Security Guard Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Third Trial for Nisour Square Massacre

"You know that this man took this sniper rifle, and through this scope he took aim at Ahmed's head, and he fired. Boom. And he fired again. Boom."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'He Belongs in The Hague': MSNBC Slammed for Handing Erik Prince Megaphone to Sell Trump (Again) on Privatizing Afghan War

"What if—hear me out—instead of privatizing the war in Afghanistan, we ended it. Crazy, I know. But, maybe..."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Notorious War Profiteer Erik Prince Refuses To Give Up Dream of Mercenary Takeover of Afghan War

The billionaire's pitch comes as the White House is reportedly "preparing for a government-wide appraisal" of the war strategy

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Mueller Has Reportedly Obtained Phones and Computer of War Profiteer Erik Prince

Mueller is reviewing Prince's communications in an effort to determine whether he tried "to establish a backchannel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin," ABC reports

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


War Profiteer Erik Prince Reportedly in Talks to Help Forge Occupying Force in Syria

"I have this sinking feeling that there are unknown, long-term, crippling consequences to the recycling of failed strategies in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan over and over and over and over..."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Mueller Reportedly Has Documents Contradicting Erik Prince's Version of Seychelles Meeting With Russian Official

A key witness claims "one of the primary goals" of Prince's 2017 meeting with a Kremlin-connected businessman was to "establish a line of communication between the Russian government and the incoming Trump administration."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter "Deep State" Enemies

The creation of such a program raises the possibility that the effort would be used to create an intelligence apparatus to justify the Trump administration’s political agenda.

Matthew Cole, The Intercept ·


The Black Prince

On September 16, 2007, Blackwater guards protecting a U.S. convoy killed 17 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square.

Christopher Brauchli ·


At Bannon's Behest, Blackwater Founder and War Profiteer Erik Prince Mulling Senate Run

"I guess Erik Prince figures he can get elected in Wyoming because they elected torture architect Dick Cheney and his spawn."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


New York Times Slammed for Running 'Advertorial' by Notorious War Profiteer

"Why is the New York Times op-ed page publishing Erik Prince's sales pitch for more mercenaries?"

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·