Monday, 19 November, 2018

Erik Prince's Proposal to Privatize Afghanistan War Not Under Consideration, NSC Says

Erik Prince's Proposal to Privatize Afghanistan War Not Under Consideration, NSC Says
Patty Aguilar | 20 August, 2018, 12:25

Highlighting the failure of both the deadly "conventional" approach the USA has taken in Afghanistan over the past 16 years and Prince's plan to continue the war for profit, Miles went on to suggest an option that-for obvious reasons-Mitchell and Prince both ignored, one that is virtually never aired on corporate media networks like MSNBC.

The plan that Prince wants implemented (which would undoubtedly net him millions, if not billions, of dollars in government contracts) isn't a new one to Trump.

Trump's national security team was reportedly aghast at the idea. Their concerns include the impact to security and the overall ethics of the plan. Prince, according to documents Mueller has, tried to establish backchannel communications for Trump administration officials to speak with Russian counterparts in 2017.

"I don't rule out that we'd have a change in some of the things we're doing there, but the president's view is that he'll support the government of Afghanistan in its efforts to see if the Taliban are finally ready to talk seriously", Bolton said. "And they haven't delivered".

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. Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Prince also told NBC News that he will soon launch a media campaign to bring the White House around to his proposal.

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As the interview continued, there were some delay issues which caused confusion, but Reid also kept losing her ear piece as well. A rep for Reid told ET Canada, "Tara wasn't feeling well and been having serious back pain throughout her time being in NY.

"No such proposal from Erik Prince is under consideration", the spokesman told the network. "However, he also recognizes that withdrawing precipitously from Afghanistan would lead to the re-emergence of terrorist safe havens, putting American national security and lives in danger".

Last year, Trump announced the current US strategy in Afghanistan that increased USA troop presence.

"The bottom line is the security of the United States", he said.

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. "Afghan government working for a USA government official funded by the United States at a fraction of the cost we're spending now".

When it comes to the plan for privatization, there's just too much that could go wrong, and too little accountability.

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