Thursday, July 20, 2017

Trump aides want to re-privatize the military. That would be a big mistake


earful of repeating the foreign policy mistakes of the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, top Trump aides Jared Kushner and Stephen K. Bannon have recently turned to Erik Prince and Stephen Feinberg for help. According to a report in the New York Times, Prince, the founder of Blackwater, and Feinberg, the CEO of the holding company that owns DynCorp, are championing private military alternatives to a recommitment of uniformed personnel in Afghanistan. There is a lot going on in this still-developing story. Let’s focus on two.

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Avatar tommy501Active commenter7:57 AM, Jul. 20, 2017 Blackwater and Dyncorp were inefficient, ineffective, and cost tax payers untold billions. The military was still on the "front line" doing the fighting. Those private corporations paid their people 20 or 30 times what the military makes. They should ALL be banned and put the money into the military, where there is accountability.
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