Private military contractors aren't going to do a better job in Afghanistan. Here's why. – Washington Post

Washington PostPrivate military contractors aren’t going to do a better job in Afghanistan. Here’s why.Washington PostThe New York Times reported July 10 on meetings between President Trump, his top advisers and private military and security company (PMSC) magnates, Erik Prince (founder of Blackwater) and Stephen A. Feinberg (owner of DynCorp… Continue reading

Trump's new Afghanistan strategy may draw on old, controversial methods – Business Insider

Business InsiderTrump’s new Afghanistan strategy may draw on old, controversial methodsBusiness InsiderSteve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, and Jared Kushner, the president’s senior adviser and son-in-law, called in Erik Prince, who founded the Blackwater private-security firm, and Stephen Feinberg, a billionaire who owns military contractor DynCorp, …and more » Continue reading

Private security firm that surveilled DAPL protests denied Louisiana license – KATC Lafayette News

KATC Lafayette NewsPrivate security firm that surveilled DAPL protests denied Louisiana licenseKATC Lafayette NewsKATC Investigates has found the Louisiana board that regulates the private security industry has denied a license for a North Carolina-based security contractor that’s affiliated with Energy Transfer Partners, which seeks to build the Bayou Bridge …and… Continue reading

US spent $250 billion on contractors from 2007-2017 andmay adopt Blackwater 2.0 plan – Next Big Future

Next Big FutureUS spent $250 billion on contractors from 2007-2017 andmay adopt Blackwater 2.0 planNext Big FutureAt the end of the Obama administration contractors outnumbered US soldiers in Afghanistan by 3 to 1. For the fourth quarter of FY2016, DOD reported 3,053 private security contractors in Afghanistan, with 813 categorized… Continue reading