Privatization

Jake Johnson, staff writer
If contractors are replacing soldiers and they are on the frontline they could kill or be killed, there could be kidnaps or insider attacks—what happens if they commit a crime or bodies have to be sent back; there would be a large number of legal complications," one official told the Financial Times.
As President Donald Trump vents his frustration with the United States' "losing" strategy in Afghanistan, the " notorious mercenary " and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has seized the moment to offer his favored alternative: privatize the war. "A private air force and a bombing app! From the people who brought you Blackwater; an even more...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Blackwater mercenaries in Baghdad
A federal appeals court on Friday threw out lengthy prison sentences of three...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
As the 16th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan approaches,...