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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blackwater's Side of the Story -- Blackwater founder Erik Prince on the feckless State Dept, the witch hunt against him, and the future of private armies -- By Charles C. Johnson, The Daily Caller

Blackwater founder Erik Prince on why private militaries are the futureThe founder of one of the most hated companies on Earth believes defense spending should “go on diet,” worries about drone use, and was targeted by the IRS and Democrats for his troubles. He offered to help ‘Save Darfur’ and get warlord Joseph Kony yet was vilified by liberals and turned down by both the Bush and Obama State Departments. Meet the Erik Prince you don’t know.

“The greatest threat to liberty in the United States isn’t from any foreign enemy but runaway government spending,” Erik Prince, former CEO and founder of the private military contractor Blackwater, told The Daily Caller in an interview. The bureaucracy in both the intelligence and defense departments has become “bloated, burdensome, and ineffective,” he added.

In what Prince calls a “witch hunt,” left-wing activists and Democrats marked him and his company for destruction. But he has broken his silence about his time as CEO and founder of Blackwater, and he has advice for policymakers and citizens alike in his new book, “Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror.”

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