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Blackwater : the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army

Author: Jeremy Scahill; Tom Weiner
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A largely untold facet of the war on terror is the widespread outsourcing of military tasks to private mercenary companies. Accountable neither to the citizenry nor to standard military legal codes, these largely unregulated corporate armies are being entrusted with ever-greater responsibilities on behalf of the nation. Meet Blackwater USA, the world's most secretive, powerful, and fastest growing private army on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)183877539
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Scahill; Tom Weiner
ISBN: 9781433286322 1433286327
OCLC Number: 191733935
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 14:32:49.
Performer(s): Read by Tom Weiner.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 209078 KB; MP3 file size: 409625 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Jeremy Scahill.

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A largely untold facet of the war on terror is the widespread outsourcing of military tasks to private mercenary companies. Accountable neither to the citizenry nor to standard military legal codes, these largely unregulated corporate armies are being entrusted with ever-greater responsibilities on behalf of the nation. Meet Blackwater USA, the world's most secretive, powerful, and fastest growing private army on the planet. Founded by fundamentalist Christian megamillionaire Erik Prince, the scion of a conservative dynasty that bankrolls extreme-right-wing causes, this company of soldiers is now being sent "to the front lines of a global battle, waged largely on Muslim lands, that an evangelical President whom Prince helped put in the White House has boldly defined as a 'crusade'." Ranging from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to Washington, D.C., where they are hailed as heroes, this is the dark story of Blackwater's rise to power.

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