Your Call's media roundtable: The human cost of the war in Afghanistan, and privatizing the war
On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon’s plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan by handing it over to Erik Prince, founder of the mercenary army Blackwater, and Stephen Feinberg, the owner DynCorp, the largest US contractor in Afghanistan.
We’ll also discuss the surge in violence against Afghan civilians and journalists. What grabbed your attention in the media this week?
Ali Latifi, freelance journalist based in Kabul
Tim Shorrock, investigative journalist, and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing
The New York Times: A Dangerous Idea: Eliminating Chemical Safety Board
The New York Times: Living to Modernize Afghanistan, and Meeting a Grim End
The New York Times: How Iran Recruited Afghan Refugees to Fight Assad’s War
The New York Times: Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals
Bloomberg News: At Cerberus, Feinberg Built a Web of National Security Ties