private contractors

Erik Prince’s Push to Privatize the Afghanistan War

August 26, 2018

Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince is now lobbying to deploy mercenaries instead of the US military in order to bring the 17-year war in Afghanistan to an end. We discuss the proposal with Antony Loewenstein, author of “Disaster Capitalism”

Karzai Justified in Refusal of Bilateral Security Agreement

February 17, 2014

Larry Wilkerson: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is justified in his refusal to accept the terms of the bilateral security agreement, which would keep ten bases under US control and grant troops immunity

Privatizing America

December 17, 2013
Journalist and author David Cay Johnston says that private federal contractors need better oversight and should be banned from contributing to election campaigns