‘Proven Veterans’: Mercenaries Taking Over US-Afghan War as DoD Eyes Retreat | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

‘Proven Veterans’: Mercenaries Taking Over US-Afghan War as DoD Eyes Retreat

As the US urgently seeks an exit from its ongoing 17-year war in Afghanistan - the longest war the nation has prosecuted in its 242-year history - for-profit, privately-held mercenary corporations are increasingly taking over, leading officials in Kabul to question their expensive and often deadly presence.

In 2001, the US invaded Afghanistan, quickly contributing to a boom in the so-called ‘private security' business, a euphemism to describe the use of mercenary soldiers, according to reports.

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