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Irregular army : how the US military recruited Neo-Nazis, gang members and criminals to fight the war on terror

Author: Matt Kennard
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso Books, 2012.
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Since the launch of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars the US military has struggled to recruit troops. Kennard believes that the military has opened its doors to neo-Nazis, white supremacists, gang members, criminals of all stripes, the overweight, and the mentally ill. He provides interviews with extremist veterans and leaders of far-right hate groups who spoke openly of their eagerness to have their followers acquire  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Kennard
ISBN: 9781844678808 1844678806 9781844679058 1844679055
OCLC Number: 767564429
Description: xii, 260 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The other "don't ask, don't tell" --
Hitler in Iraq --
Strait outta Baghdad --
War criminals --
Sick, addicted, and forsaken --
Sipping on gin and hajji juice --
Collateral damage comes home --
Plump, young, dumb-and ready to serve --
The Baghdad bulge --
Intelligence ops --
Child soldiers --
Grandpa goes to war --
Outsiders --
Green card soldiers --
Ask, tell.
Responsibility: Matt Kennard.

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Reveals the US military's "don't ask, don't tell" approach to extremists in its ranks.  Read more...

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"Matt Kennard is a fluent, powerful and authoritative writer whose debut book will surely establish him as one of Britain's best-known investigative journalists." David Crouch, Deputy Europe Editor, Read more...

 
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