Trump considering plan to privatize Afghanistan War

"The fact that Reality Winner is going to be sent to prison for five years and Erik Prince is still walking free and poised to send his murderous mercenaries into Afghanistan pretty much sums up where we come to as a country" wrote CounterPunch's Jeffrey

Amid frustration with the progress of the Afghanistan war, President Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by Blackwater founder Erik Prince's proposal to privatize the effort, which raises concerns among lawmakers and senior USA officials, according to NBC News.

"I know he's frustrated".

Conversely, top USA military and national security officials fear Prince's proposal of using government contractors to engage in war is questionably unethical, if not merely unsafe to national security, according to the report. He gave the Pentagon what they wanted.

In recent meetings, Trump "has pressed his advisers about Afghanistan progress" and expressed interest in Prince's plan to privatize the war, NBC noted, citing anonymous administration officials. Prince had claimed that this strategy would save more than $52 billion.

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Trump's "advisers are anxious his impatience with the Afghanistan conflict will cause him to seriously consider proposals like Prince's or abruptly order a complete USA withdrawal", according to the report.

President Trump is becoming frustrated with the USA strategy in Afghanistan and is considering privatizing the operations, according to a report.

"The fact that Reality Winner is going to be sent to prison for 5 years and Erik Prince is still walking free and poised to send his murderous mercenaries into Afghanistan pretty much sums up where we come to as a country". "The president adopted the South Asia strategy after months of deliberation among his key national security advisors", the spokesperson said in a Friday statement to CBS News. "And they haven't delivered", said Prince, whose sister is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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