This is coolbert:
Erik the Prince?
Deuteronomy 28:43 - - "The foreigner living among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink down lower and lower."
With regard to the proposal of Erik Prince to privatize the war in Afghan, a mercenary force referred to as contractors, the yea and the nay, advantages and disadvantages as noted by an acknowledged military authority:
1. "It can probably be done cheaper by contractors than the US military."
2. "Contractor/mercenary casualties are easier to ignore "
3. "Long term costs--less. Injured and PTSD."
4. "Would require having powerful air assets on call for emergencies." Read further that advocacy of Erik Prince to employ the crop-duster type combat warplane in the low-intensity counter-insurgency environment.
THE HEAD WILL BECOME THE TAIL AND THE TAIL WILL BECOME THE HEAD.
An unstable/ineffective/incompetent central government as currently is the case in Afghan becoming too reliant on the mercenary/contractor military force. The foreign mercenary combatants if not tightly controlled at some point having more "say" in the running of the country than does the recognized and local political authority.
And thank you acknowledged military authority.