Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, Trump strategist and son-in-law respectively, think they know how to win in Afghanistan - mercenaries, lots of them, in fact nothing but mercenaries.
The two apparently got their martial brain fart via Eric Prince of Blackwater/Xi fame, brother of Trump's education secretary Boomin' Betsy Devos.
Mr. Prince laid out his views in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in May. He called on the White House to appoint a viceroy to oversee the country and to use “private military units” to fill the gaps left by departed American soldiers. While he was at Blackwater, the company became involved in one of the most notorious episodes of the Iraq war, when its employees opened fire in a Baghdad square, killing 17 civilians.
Some think Bannon and Kushner could still use their direct access to the man/baby president to do an end run on the generals.