Jan 3, 2019 • 51M

ICYMI: Erik Prince's Terrible Plan for Afghanistan

Open in playerListen on);

Appears in this episode

Jason Fields
Conversations about conflict on an angry planet.
Episode details

The United State's war in Afghanistan drags on with no end in sight. Worse, the current administration doesn’t have a clear vision of how it wants to proceed in the country. With all options on the table, private military contractor and entrepreneur Erik Prince - the founder of Blackwater - has gone on a lobbying tour around the U.S. pitching his own plan.

Prince’s vision for Afghanistan calls for a viceroy to take over the country, drive out the Taliban and exploit the country’s natural resources. He’s likened it to the Marshall Plan or the Dutch East India company’s exploitation of India.

This week on War College, author Robert Young Pelton and retired Green Beret Derek Gannon sit down to walk us through why Prince’s plan is bad for Afghanistan and bad for America.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.