They are guns for hire. Not needed and their should be a blanket policy to stop the use of ANY private militias within the USA military. If the USA hasn't got enough soldiers that volunteer to defend the country, then there is something wrong with the war, not the soldier.
When is National Security not really secure? When Eric Prince's Blackwater is involved.
I want my country back. All of it!
August 4, 2009
A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company's owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that Prince "views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe," and that Prince's companies "encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life."…
Blackwater Guards Tied to Secret C.I.A. Raids (click title to entry - thank you)
WASHINGTON — Private security guards from Blackwater Worldwide in some of the C.I.A.'s most sensitive activities — clandestine raids with agency officers against people suspected of being insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan and the transporting of detainees, according to former company employees and intelligence officials....