USA Today – Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan – 8 August 2017

Erik Prince is a former Navy SEAL officer and founder of Blackwater USA. He is chairman of the Frontier Services Group, a logistics company focused on Africa and South Asia. (Photo: Oxford Union, REX, Shutterstock, via AP) “The White House is actively considering a bold plan to turn over…

NY Times – Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Voids 3 Sentences in Blackwater Case – 4 August 2017 And for background, see: Govern, Kevin H. and Bales, Eric C., Taking Shots at Private Military Firms: International Law Misses its Mark (Again) (May 29, 2008). Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2008. Available at SSRN:  

Current Events and Policy Involving North Korea – 1 August 2017 And for some perspective from the Congressuonal Research Service (CRS): and CRS reports And

Washington Post – Japan defense minister quits over peacekeepers’ cover-up – 28 July 2017 Japan’s Defense Minister Tomomi Inada speaks during a press conference on her resignation of minister at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Friday, July 28, 2017. Inada has resigned over an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations.(Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press)