Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
ISBN: 156858394X
EAN13: 9781568583945
Language: English
Pages: 560
Dimensions: 1.27" H x 8.3" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.75 lbs.
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A triumph of investigative reporting.--Naomi Klein

Of all the insane Bush privatization efforts, none is more frightening than the corporatizing of military combat forces. Jeremy Scahill admirably exposes a devastating example of this sinister scheme.--Michael Moore

Jeremy Scahill's comprehensive research and reporting lifts the veil off the ever-tightening relationship between the federal government and unaccountable private military corporations such as Blackwater USA.--US Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Meet Blackwater USA, the powerful private army that the US government has made its Praetorian Guard for the global war on terror. Blackwater has the world's largest private military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and twenty thousand contractors at the ready. Run by a multimillionaire Christian conservative who bankrolls President Bush and his allies, its forces are capable of overthrowing governments, and yet most people had never heard of Blackwater until Jeremy Scahill wrote this extraordinary expose.

Blackwater has been featured on Real Time with Bill Maher, Fresh Air, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, PBS, and major network television. The book also received the prestigious George Polk Award in 2008. The hardcover edition has sold Read More chevron_right

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