Blackwater (Paperback)

The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Jeremy Scahill

Meticulously researched and fascinating ... Scahill does a fine job

Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, far from damaging the company, have led to an unprecedented period of expansion.

This revised and updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into one of the outrages of our time: the privatisation of war.

Publication date: 17/07/2008

£10.99

ISBN: 9781846686528

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Non-Fiction, Politics & Current Affairs

Blackwater (Ebook)

The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Jeremy Scahill

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Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, far from damaging the company, have led to an unprecedented period of expansion.

This revised and updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into one of the outrages of our time: the privatisation of war.

Publication date: 26/05/2011

£9.99

ISBN: 9781847654786

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Non-Fiction, Politics & Current Affairs

Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is an unembedded, international journalist. He has reported extensively from Iraq through both the Clinton and Bush administrations. He reported from Yugoslavia during the 1999 NATO bombing and spent years covering the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic's government and the rise of a neoliberal regime backed by the United States. He has also reported from Nigeria, where he and colleague Amy Goodman exposed the role of the Chevron oil corporation in the massacre of protesting villagers in the Niger Delta. Traveling around the hurricane zone in the wake of Katrina, Scahill exposed the presence of Blackwater mercenaries in New Orleans and his reporting sparked a Congressional inquiry and an internal Department of Homeland Security investigation. Scahill has won numerous awards, including the prestigious George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting and numerous Project Censored Awards. He was among the only western reporters to gain access to the Abu Ghraib prison when Saddam Hussein was in power and his story on the emptying of that prison won a (US) Golden Reel for "Best National Radio News Story" of 2002. Blackwater is his first book.

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