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Erik Dean Prince (born June 6, 1969) is an American businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL officer best known for founding the government services and security company Blackwater USA, now known as Academi. He served as its CEO until 2009 and later as chairman, until Blackwater Worldwide was sold in 2010 to a group of investors. Prince currently heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group and is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group Ltd. He lives in both Middleburg, Virginia and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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There were also reports of Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater USA, a private mercenary firm, being lobbied by Gulf Arab states to recruit a similar force for ... That begs the question of Erik Prince and his mercenaries being deployed to replace regular American forces, with the Gulf Arab regimes ... Syria
You have Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, who are both bogged down in a war in Yemen and can't win that war, and the Emirates have already contracted Erik Prince. In fact, he helped put together an 800-member mercenary force that has been fighting in Yemen unsuccessfully, and includes ...
Emerging from the murky backchannels of the United Arab Emirates, paramilitary emperor Erik Prince is expanding his kingdom under President Donald ... are expected to push hawkish military strategies overseas--presents Prince with new opportunities to architect mercenary warfare in Afghanistan.
So, it should come as no surprise then that the scandal has been linked to Erik Prince, co-founder of Blackwater and the Energizer Bunny of the world of private .... If he can't directly influence a government with his mercenary forces, he will gladly do so indirectly, with his new disinformation mercenaries.

The year before he started the project, in 2011, Prince had been fined $42 million for training mercenary troops in Jordan. And before officially agreeing to build the private army, Prince had also put together a band of South African mercenaries to fight Somali pirates with the blessing of the UAE. A list ... Blackwater
Most presidents initially stock their administrations with cronies and ideological purists. Then, after suffering inevitable setbacks, they usher them out in favor of less ideological and more competent professionals. President Donald Trump is doing it in reverse. He is jettisoning anyone who could serve as a ... Blackwater
Company filings show that Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has a link to a Chinese security and logistics company run by Erik Prince, the former mercenary who founded private military company Blackwater. British corporate records show that Alexander Nix, the suspended chief ... Blackwater
A Thrush 510G crop dusting aircraft, a weaponized version of which was part of negotiations between American mercenary Erik Prince and the ... An American mercenary attempted to sell modified crop duster aircraft to Azerbaijan's military, contravening United States laws on defense exports, a new ... Blackwater
co-founder of The Intercept. He is host of the weekly podcast Intercepted. He is the author of The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program. He's also the author of the best-selling book Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army and Dirty Wars: ... Blackwater
The mercenary, Erik Prince of Blackwater fame, is believed to have been Donald Trump's proxy. And the Russian, Kirill Dmitriev, is thought to have stood in for Vladimir Putin. Now, before you drop the needle onto your vinyl copy of Lalo Schifrin's “Mission: Impossible Theme,” keep in mind that Nader once ... Blackwater
A former intern for Rohrabacher, Prince revolutionized mercenary warfare through his private security contract firm Blackwater, which rebranded as Academi in 2011. Both figures are under intense scrutiny for their ties to Moscow and have been called before intelligence committees investigating collusion ... Blackwater
... Prince's role as a representative for the Trump administration is disconcerting, given his reputation as a war profiteer and anti-Muslim crusader. Prince is the founder of the mercenary firm Blackwater (famous for massacring unarmed civilians in Baghdad), a supporter of a privatized and for-profit military, ... Blackwater
Erik Prince is the founder of Blackwater, the private security / mercenary company that scored big contracts from George W. Bush's administration (and some of whose employees were accused of killing Iraqi civilians). Prince has since sold Blackwater (which renamed itself) and gone out in search of new ... Blackwater
... UAE was negotiating a deal with Erik Prince, the founder of since-defunct controversial private security firm Blackwater. The $529 million contract with Mr. Prince was to create a mercenary force populated by Africans and Latin Americans that would “conduct special operations missions inside and outside ... Blackwater
... negotiating a deal with Erik Prince, the founder of since-defunct controversial private security firm Blackwater. The $529 million contract with Prince was to create a mercenary force populated by Africans and Latin Americans that would “conduct special operations missions inside and outside the country, ... Blackwater

Another eruption involved an op-ed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, which was alternately lambasted as a “pro-mercenary,” “advertorial,” and a “sales pitch for more mercenaries.” On the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, Bennet devoted the entire editorial page to letters from Trump ... Blackwater
The notion that an oligarch with a catering empire could be running clandestine international networks of mercenaries and internet trolls may sound absurd, but it largely fits the leadership style of Russian President Vladimir Putin, an ex-KGB lieutenant colonel who treats many national priorities as if they ... Blackwater
Trump's Mercenary Donor Erik Prince Pitches 'Humane' Private Army To Stop Libya Migrants. By Jack Moore On 11/30/17 at 11:49 AM. Erik Prince Blackwater USA Chief Executive Erik Prince testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan on Capitol ... Blackwater
Human rights groups highlighted reports of torture and abuse linked to various mercenaries. The Associated Press said Mr Prince received millions of dollars worth of government contracts. Yet in 2007, several Blackwater employees were involved in the shooting deaths of 14 civilians in Baghdad. Blackwater
For the past year, Erik Prince has been peddling an idea that should alarm anyone who has followed his career: We should replace U.S. troops in Afghanistan with mercenaries, preferably his. For those who do not know Prince, he was a founder of Blackwater International, the private military contractor that ... Blackwater
The Trump administration is, however, considering a plan proposed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize a large portion of the U.S. effort in Afghanistan. Prince's ... "The way the United Nations defines mercenaries, by being attached to the Afghan army, they would not be mercenaries," Prince said. Blackwater
Before He Was FBI Director, Chris Wray Supervised an Investigation That Found Erik Prince Likely Broke U.S. Law .... White House meetings, cable news interviews, and op-eds in major publications — to have the war in Afghanistan privatized by mercenary forces and effectively placed under his control. Blackwater
Take Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater Worldwide--now known as Academi--and his sister, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who both are ... is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies for attempting to broker mercenary deals with foreign countries.
Blackwater founder Erik Prince, whose former mercenary firm was behind the massacre of civilians in Iraq, has been approached about helping to forge an Arab military force to replace the U.S. presence in Syria, according to the Wall Street Journal.
... Erik Prince was allegedly contacted by Arab officials who sought to form a military force in Syria. Prince reportedly said that he was waiting for Trump's decision on the matter. The Blackwater mercenary army was founded in 1997. In September 2007 the private company's employees shot 17 Iraqi ...
(Photo: Bob Davis / Flickr)Erik Prince, the founder of the notorious Blackwater (now known as Academi) private army that wreaked havoc during the ... brother of education secretary Betsy DeVos, and close friend to Steve Bannon, is not letting any grass grow under his mercenary and entrepreneurial feet.
M ercenary turned private security tycoon Erik Prince has famously pitched an audacious plan to the Trump administration: Hire him to privatize the war in Afghanistan using squads of "security contractors." Now, for the first time, Buzzfeed News is publishing that pitch, a presentation that lays out how Prince ...
Wait until the transcript of Erik Prince's testimony is released, this friendly person said. You won't believe it. It was the ... As you may know, Prince got rich running Blackwater, a mercenary military contracting force that fell apart after going renegade in the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq. Prince went on to a ...
... Blackwater founder and former Navy SEAL Erik Prince has been hounding the Trump administration to embrace his batshit crazy plan for winning the war in Afghanistan through the unprovoked slaughter of unarmed civilians by trigger-happy mercenaries. While Mattis gave Prince the death stare politely ...
In August 2017, it emerged that infamous private military contractor Erik Prince was proffering up the idea of privatizing the war in Afghanistan to both that country's leadership and U.S. government officials, including offering to create a mercenary air arm to aid beleaguered Afghan troops. A more detailed ...
People like Flynn and Erik Prince have stated that a push against 'radical Islam' makes Russia a natural ally thereby justifying rapprochement, but this seems ... the Obama administration, later Bush too), Prince's ability to sell his mercenary services to the US government and military were severely reduced.
The scariest of those is Erik Prince, CEO of the notorious "private contractor" company Academi -- formerly known as Blackwater -- who is busily pitching one crackpot ... His history during the Iraq War as the head of Blackwater, which was essentially an unaccountable mercenary army, made him infamous.
Erik Prince, the founder of the American private military company Blackwater and a major donor to President Donald Trump, is proposing a privately-trained police force that he believes would solve the trafficking crisis in Libya. The plan would involve police stationed along the porous southern Libyan ...
For the past year, Erik Prince has been peddling an idea that should alarm anyone who has followed his career: We should replace U.S. troops in Afghanistan with mercenaries, preferably his. For those who do not know Prince, he was a founder of Blackwater International, the private military contractor that ...
The Trump administration is, however, considering a plan proposed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize a large portion of the U.S. effort in Afghanistan. Prince's ... "The way the United Nations defines mercenaries, by being attached to the Afghan army, they would not be mercenaries," Prince said.
Erik Prince, the founder of the private military contractor Blackwater, is pushing a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya with a proposal involving a privately-trained police force that would ... Prince has faced intense scrutiny for his own human rights record as the world's most well-known mercenary.
According to the Washington Post, the rendezvous was arranged by the United Arab Emirates, where Prince moved in 2010 and formed a mercenary army ... Bannon recruited Prince earlier this year to draft a plan that would replace US troops in Afghanistan with for-profit mercenaries—supplied, of course, ...
According to Salon's Heather Digby Parton, "Prince has been under investigation by the government for money laundering and attempts to broker his mercenary services to foreign governments." Last year, The Intercept's Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill reported that Prince has been "working with a small ...
Erik Prince doesn't live in the state, he's from the same party as the .... Zayed build an 800-man commando army of non-Muslim mercenaries.
Talk of reviving the role comes as Erik Prince, founder of the security firm ... he wants to outsource the war to mercenaries — a policy from which ...
He's also cozied up to people like Erik Prince, the founder of the former ... with that government to assemble a mercenary security force there.
Erik Prince, the former chief of the controversial private security firm ... an armed mercenary corps to handle hazardous duty in volatile areas.
Prince is the most successful mercenary of his generation, and a ... that Prince—recently seen advertising the services of his mercenaries in the ...
Erik Prince is now reportedly considering a senate run as a Trumpist ... mercenary gangs like Ranger America and the Whitestone Group.
UAE planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries: Report ... mercenary army being built by Blackwater founder Erik Prince with ...
Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Denies Russia Backchannel, Asks for AG ... The founder of the world's most powerful mercenary army, who ...
Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct private mercenary firm Blackwater, is preparing a challenge against Wyoming Republican Senator John ...
Erik Prince founded his own private mercenary army and now plans to run for Senate. Sources told the New York Times that the former ...


 

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