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    Trump Weighs Privatizing War in Afghanistan

    The White House is actively considering a bold plan to turn over a big chunk of the U.S. war in Afghanistan to private contractors in an effort to turn the tide in a stalemated war, according to the former head of a security firm pushing the project.

    Under the proposal, 5,500 private contractors, primarily former Special Operations troops, would advise Afghan combat forces. The plan also includes a 90-plane private air force that would provide air support in the nearly 16-year-old war against Taliban insurgents, Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater security firm, told USA TODAY.

    The unprecedented proposal comes as the U.S.-backed Afghan military faces a stalemate in the war and growing frustration by President Trump about the lack of progress in the war.

    I'm certain that introducing profiteering and privatization is a sure fire resolution to wrapping it up quickly and efficiently with as few casualties as possible. Surely, those who profit from war would never seek to further increase their profits. Of course, this is being wrapped up as a savings to taxpayers (apparently 30 bln) but no word yet what it would mean to the numbers of military these civilians would replace. I personally have difficulty believing private contracting can reduce costs by that amount.


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