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In this groundbreaking book of new reportage, sure to stir a globaldebate, journalist Jeremy Scahill-author of the acclaimed international bestseller Blackwater-takesus into the heart of the War on Terror's most dangerous battlefields as hechases down the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond, Scahillspeaks to the CIA agents, mercenaries, and elite Special Operations Forcesoperators who populate the dark side of American war-fighting. He goes deepinto al-Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and walks the streets of Mogadishu withCIA-backed warlords. We also meet the survivors of US night raids and dronestrikes-including...read more
“A searing, facts-driven indictment of America’s drone wars and their implications for US democracy and foreign policy. A must-read for concerned citizens” (Library Journal, starred review) from bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept. Drones are a tool, not a policy. The policy is assassination. But drone strikes often kill people other than the intended target. These deaths, which have included women and children, dwarf the number of actual combatants who have been assassinated by drones. They have generated anger toward the United States among foreign populations and have even become a recruiting tool for...read more
On September 16, 2007, machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children. The shooting spree, labeled “Baghdad’s Bloody Sunday,” was neither the work of Iraqi insurgents nor US soldiers. The shooters were private forces working for a mercenary company: Blackwater USA, the world’s most secretive, powerful, and fastest growing private army. A largely untold facet of the war on terror is the widespread outsourcing of military tasks to these mercenary companies. Accountable neither to the citizenry nor to standard military legal codes, these largely unregulated corporate armies are being...read more