Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

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Profile Books, May 26, 2011 - History - 956 pages

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.

 

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Covers the rise of mercenaries, exemplified by Blackwater, who are receiving very large amounts of money to keep the peace in hotspots around the world. Of course, while Blackwater's owner and senior ... Read full review

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A comprehensive and a bit shocking overview of Blackwater and the privatization of our military capabilities.the US is using a private army in the Middle East that has been built by Christian evangelicals - radicals... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
49
CHAPTER
65
CHAPTER THREE
89
CHAPTER FOUR
113
CHAPTER FIVE
125
CHAPTER
145
CHAPTER SEVEN
155
CHAPTER EIGHT
169
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
245
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
275
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
305
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
329
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
349
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
365
CHAPTER NINETEEN
389
CHAPTER TWENTY
409

CHAPTER NINE
181
CHAPTER
197
MR PRINCE GOES TO WASHINGTON
209
CHAPTER TWELVE
231
EPILOGUE
447
Acknowledgments
465
Index
535
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About the author (2011)

Jeremy Scahill is an unembedded, international journalist. He has covered the war in Iraq; the downfall of Milosevic's government in Serbia; the suppression of oil protests in the Niger Delta; and the use of mercenaries in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. He was among the only western reporters to gain access to the Abu Ghraib prison when Saddam Hussein was in power. Scahill has won numerous journalism awards, included a prestigious Lannan Foundation fellowship for Blackwater, which is his first book.

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