Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan

Trump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan - The New York Times

Erik D. Prince, a founder of the private security firm Blackwater Worldwide, and Stephen A. Feinberg, a billionaire financier who owns the giant military contractor DynCorp International, have developed proposals to rely on contractors instead of American troops in Afghanistan at the behest of Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, and Jared Kushner, his senior adviser and son-in-law, according to people briefed on the conversations.

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