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The Wagner Group Is Just the Latest Example of Privatized War

Lawrence Wittner History News Network
The problem of mercenary operations seems unlikely to be solved without a substantial strengthening of international security institutions, among them the United Nations. Are the nations of the world willing to take this step?

The For-profit Barbarity of Mercenary Erik Prince

Dave Anderson Boulder Weekly
We went to Iraq thinking this shooting was some form of innocent civilians caught in the crossfire between Blackwater guards and insurgents. After only one week, we determined that this incident was a massacre similar to My Lai in Vietnam.

Mercenary Being Considered to Build Trump's Army for Syria

Ben Norton/Media Benjamin The Real News
Trump is asking Middle Eastern governments to build a military force to replace US troops in northeast Syria, and notorious war profiteer Erik Prince has been contacted for help. Medea Benjamin says the plan is scandalous.

Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan

Mark Landler, Eric Schmitt and Michael R. Gordon New York Times
Mr. Prince laid out his views in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in May. He called on the White House to appoint a viceroy to oversee the country and to use "private military units" to fill the gaps left by departed American soldiers. While he was at Blackwater, the company became involved in one of the most notorious episodes of the Iraq war, when its employees opened fire in a Baghdad square, killing 17 civilians.
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