18 March 2015
Iraq war anniversary: Remembering Blackwater
My company's history is a proud tale of performance excellence and driven entrepreneurialism."
So writes Erik Prince, the founder and former CEO of history's most notorious private security contracting firm, in his book
Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror
Twelve years after the launch of the war on Iraq, it's hard to find a better illustration of the business of war, sanitised for us here by Prince in entrepreneurial jargon.
What Prince would have us see in his company is a true American success story, thanks to hard work, innovation, and the wonders of the free market.
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