The White House is actively considering a bold plan to turn over a big chunk of
the U.S. war in Afghanistan to private contractors in an effort to turn the
tide in a stalemated war, according to the former head of a security firm
pushing the project.
Under the proposal, 5,500 private contractors, primarily former Special
Operations troops, would advise Afghan combat forces. The plan also includes a
90-plane private air force that would provide air support in the nearly
16-year-old war against Taliban insurgents, Erik Prince, founder of the
Blackwater security firm, told USA TODAY.
The unprecedented proposal comes as the U.S.-backed Afghan military faces a
stalemate in the war and growing frustration by President Trump about the lack
of progress in the war.
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