Fox's Tucker Carlson hosts Blackwater founder Erik Prince to discuss Trump sending more troops to Afghanistan

Fox's Tucker Carlson hosts Blackwater founder Erik Prince to discuss Trump sending more troops to Afghanistan

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From the August 21 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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ERIK PRINCE: What we get wrong is that the Afghans view the foreign military presence as a real irritant, and they'll fight just against that, just against the notion of foreign troops on their soil. That's why I tried to give the president an option of truly localizing it, giving Afghan embedded advisers that are not wearing U.S. uniforms because they're not U.S. soldiers, giving them the skeletal support at the Afghan battalion level with Afghan marked aircraft under Afghan rules of engagement to make this the Afghans' problem. It doesn't have to be the U.S. military's problem anymore.

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Well, that's way too innovative, Erik Prince, so we can't do that.

Previously:

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Tucker Carlson
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Tucker Carlson Tonight
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