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I Was a Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan Is Garbage.

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Politico, 31 August 2017

One from the horse’s mouth:

Private warriors are just like T-shirts; they are cheaper in developing countries. Call it the globalization of private force.

But do we want Filipino, Colombian and Ugandan mercenaries fighting our wars for us, their way? To them, military operations might involve massacring a village that could harbor terrorists. We might have to send in the U.S. Marines just to save the situation and America’s reputation, costing far more than the $40 billion Prince thinks he will save.