“The mercenaries’ plan was to attach a bomb laced with shrapnel to the door of Al-Islah’s headquarters, located near a soccer stadium in central Aden, a key Yemeni port city. The explosion, one of the leaders of the expedition explained, was supposed to ‘kill everybody in that office.'” Buzzfeed on soldiers for hire and the future of war. A Middle East Monarchy Hired American Ex-Soldiers To Kill Its Political Enemies. “”There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did it.”

+ And Soldiers of Misfortune: “Before Trump, the U.S. issued thousands of visas to Iraqi and Afghan interpreters. After Trump, the number fell to zero. Inside one soldier’s obsessive quest to force his country to make good on its promises.” Paul Kix: The Life Debt.