Blackwater CEO Erik Prince holds a photograph of the remains of a blown up vehicle
in Iraq while testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
on Blackwell security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, October 2, 2007.
Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters
Erik Prince became well known for Blackwater Worldwide, the private security firm that killed 17 civilians in Baghdad during the Iraq War. He's just one of the businessmen recruited by President Trump's advisors to give advice on alternatives to Pentagon plans for operations in Afghanistan. Mark Landler, White House correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the reason and players behind the proposals.