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Comment: The White House has finally announced a strategy in Afghanistan, but the risk of an outsourced, mercenary approach is not off the cards, writes James Snell.

President Donald Trump is set to outline the Washington's latest strategy on Afghanistan following months of deliberation and policy review.

Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

The New Arab & agencies

Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

In-depth: Trump has assembled his national security team at Camp David as the administration remains split over what stance to adopt on the longest-running war in US history.

US court overturns Blackwater guard's conviction over Baghdad massacre US court overturns Blackwater guard's conviction over Baghdad massacre

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US court overturns Blackwater guard's conviction over Baghdad massacre

A US appeals court has overturned a former Blackwater guard's conviction over the massacre of 17 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad in 2007.

<em>Erik</em> <em>Prince</em> to <em>Prince</em> Zayed: The private military connection

David Isenberg

Erik Prince to Prince Zayed: The private military connection

Erik Prince is back. He's not only pitching colonial capitalism in DC, but huckstering ex-SF-led armies of sepoys to wrest ...

The New Arab

The UAE is 'employing' Blackwater to run its army

Reports are emerging of ex-Blackwater CEO's increasing involvement in the UAE's military affairs, with few, if any, UAE citizens actually involved in its army exercises.

The New Arab

Iraqi lawmakers demand inquiry into 'Blackwater-linked' security firm

Iraqi parliamentarians have called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to scrap contracts with a US company over alleged connections to the ...

Marc Cher-Leparrain

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

The long read: UAE foreign policy has been actively fighting political Islam in all its forms, pitting the Emirates directly against Qatar and ...

AAAJ and agencies

Blackwater guards jailed for 30 years over Iraq murders

A former Blackwater guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others received 30-year sentences for their roles in a 2007 mass murder in ...

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