Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

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9781470843052: Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

In this groundbreaking book of new reportage, sure to stir a global debate, journalist Jeremy Scahill takes us into the heart of the War on Terrors most dangerous battlefields as he chases down the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond, Scahill speaks to the CIA agents, mercenaries, and elite Special Operations Forces operators who populate the dark side of American war-fighting. We also meet the survivors of US night raids and drone strikes, who reveal the human consequences of the dirty wars the United States struggles to keep hidden.

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About the Author:

Jeremy Scahill is one of the three founding editors of "The Intercept". He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author of the international bestselling books "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield "and "Blackwater: The Rise of the World s Most Powerful Mercenary Army". Scahill has served as the national security correspondent for "The Nation "and "Democracy Now!" and was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award"." Scahill is a producer and writer of the award-winning film "Dirty Wars", which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as "Buffy the Vampire ""Slayer "and "Transformers", is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

From Booklist:

With the war on terrorism as subterfuge, the U.S. since the George W. Bush administration has embarked on a perpetual state of war, beyond borders, beyond the scrutiny of Congress, and beyond the codes of the Geneva Convention, according to Scahill, national security correspondent and author of the best-selling Blackwater (2007). He offers a disturbing look at the secret forces, including the military and private security contractors, carrying out missions to capture and kill enemies designated by the president. Scahill details several operations, including covert wars and the targeting of two U.S. citizens for assassination, as well as Greystone, a secret global assassination and kidnapping operation. Navy SEALs, Delta Force, the CIA, Joint Special Operations Command, ghost militias, and drone attacks all feature in chilling operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Pakistan. Drawing on interviews with mercenaries, CIA agents, and warriors in elite forces as well as those caught in the middle, Scahill examines the dark side of dirty wars, from the private pain of sufferers to the public cost in rising suspicion of the intentions of U.S. foreign policy. --Vanessa Bush

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