Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

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Nation Books, Apr 23, 2013 - Political Science - 512 pages
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From the International Bestselling author of Blackwater comes the story of America’s global killing machine.
 

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An informative book of US covert involvement in Somalia and Yemen. It points out the misguided policies and dubious alliances in both of those failed states, as well as debunking the myth of Anwar ... Read full review

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An exemplary work of reporting and research documenting the considerable growth of covert US counter-terrorism operations, also known as "black ops," from the Clinton administration to the present ... Read full review

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Contents

A NOTE TO THE READER
An American Story
The Rise of JSOC
Were ina New Kind ofWar DJIBOUTI WASHINGTON DC AND YEMEN 2002
Stanley McChrystal
Their Intention and OurIntention Is the Same
No Blood No Foul
16 The Best Technologythe Best Weapons the Best Peopleand Plenty of Money
The Year of the Drone
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Martyrdom Is Why We Came Here My Brother
YEMEN 20092010 41 The Persecution of Abdulelah Haider Shaye
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Act I
The Tsunami of Change
We Got Him We Got Him

The Imprisonment of Anwar Awlaki
SOMALIA 20042006 20 Prison Break
Every StepTaken bytheUS Benefited al Shabab SOMALIA 20072009
Obamas Signature Strikes
Suicide or Martyrdom?
An Unlikely Foot Soldier
Blowback in Somalia
If They Kill Innocent Children and Call Them al Qaeda Then We Are All
The Americans Really Wanted to Kill Anwar
YEMEN LATE 2009EARLY 2010 34 Mr BarackObamaI
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The Pink House
Total Savagery Throughout the Country
Abdulrahman Vanishes
Paying for the Sins of the Father
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
INDEX
Copyright

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Jeremy Scahill is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill is a frequent guest on a wide array of programs, appearing regularly on The Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Democracy Now! He has also appeared on Fresh Air, ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, PBS NewsHour, and Bill Moyers Journal. Scahill’s work has sparked several Congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors. He was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater. He is also a producer and writer of the film Dirty Wars, which won the cinematography prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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