President Obama is still using, indeed, he is increasing the use of private military contractors in the war in Afghanistan. Shame on him.
I have been opposed to this practice since I first heard of it early in the 1990's. And here is one, but only one, reason why:
Being private corporations, being capitalist ventures, these contrtactors have no incentive to end the fighting.
As we continuously hear from Capitalist Venture CEO's, their first obligation is to their stockholders.
Their corporation's importance, profits, and development will depend on maintaining the state of war.
That makes all those calls to Support Our Troops sound mendacious.