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Trump’s Private Security Force: an Operational and Legal Swamp

Peter Singer was quoted in the American Prospect about Trump’s idea to keep his own private security force as President:

“The idea of Trump keeping his own private security force in some form, while being President, is both unprecedented and a bad idea,” says Peter Singer of the New America Foundation. Singer, who’s written extensively on privatization of national security functions, thinks a private force could be potentially used to bypass institutional and legal constraints. “These roles are best performed by law enforcement professionals responsible to the public and under public oversight.”