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

Author: Jeremy Scahill
Publisher: New York, NY : Nation Books, ©2007.
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In this exposé by radical journalist Scahill, you will meet BLACKWATER USA, the world's most secretive and powerful mercenary firm. Based in the wilderness of North Carolina, it is the fastest-growing private army on the planet, with forces capable of carrying out regime change throughout the world. Blackwater protects the top US officials in Iraq, and yet we know almost nothing about the firm's quasi-military  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Scahill
ISBN: 1560259795 9781560259794
OCLC Number: 84897494
Description: xxvii, 452 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Making a killing --
The little prince --
Blackwater begins --
Fallujah before Blackwater --
Guarding Bush's man in Baghdad --
Scotty goes to war --
The ambush --
"We will pacify Fallujah" --
Najaf, Iraq: 4.04.04 --
"This is for the Americans of Blackwater" --
Mr. Prince goes to Washington --
Caspian pipeline dreams --
Blackwater's man in Chile --
"The whores of war" --
The crash of Blackwater 61 --
Cofer Black: the gloves come off --
Death squads, mercenaries and the "Salvador option" --
Joseph Schmitz: Christian soldier --
Blackwater down: Baghdad on the Bayou --
"The knights of the round table".
Responsibility: Jeremy Scahill.
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The unauthorized story of the epic rise of one of the most powerful and secretive forces to emerge from the U. S. military-industrial complex, hailed by the Bush administration as a revolution in  Read more...

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"Scahill provided me information...which I have not been able to get from the U.S. military...I have read more from Mr. Scahill, than I've got from our own government."--Representative Marcy Kaptur, Read more...

 
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Scary, technical and good read

by Dexter56 (WorldCat user published 2011-04-15) Very Good Permalink

Awesome in a scary kind of way. Guess they are shut down now. The idea that this could get as far as it did is amazing. Although the information is scary the detailed as easy style of writing is good Cry havoc.....

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