Wall Street Journal
November 18, 2013
founder Erik Prince personifies the hidden hand in America’s terror
wars. His company secretly armed and maintained drones in Pakistan,
trained CIA hit teams, and collected $2 billion as a government security
Mr. Prince said he looks back on that adventure as “13 lost years.”
The billions of dollars are gone now, and he blames the U.S. government.
After a series of federal investigations, government contract battles
and critical congressional hearings, Mr. Prince sold Blackwater in
2010. Following continued controversy over his most recent pursuits
while based in Abu Dhabi, Mr. Prince has returned to Virginia to write a
new chapter of his life—as an entrepreneur buying oil, land and
minerals in Africa.