I Was A Mercenary. Agree With Me: Erik Prince’S Plan Is Garbage.

For years, I worked as a private military contractor in Africa and elsewhere.
A world with more mercenaries means a world with more war, which is why Prince’s proposal is so dangerous.
Story Continued BelowNow Prince wants to privatize the Afghanistan war.
Prince’s plan, such that it is, involves putting contractors “at the lowest company and battalion levels” to train up the Afghan security forces.
He insists contractors should not be stigmatized as “mercenaries,” even though he is proposing armed civilians in conflict zones—the classic definition of a mercenary.

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