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Dirty Wars

The World Is A Battlefield

By Jeremy Scahill

This enhanced edition for Kindle features over thirty images, including film stills from the Oscar-nominated documentary Dirty Wars, as well as exclusive photographs of Scahill’s reporting in Yemen and Somalia. This edition also features interactive color maps, as well as seven short videos that include the film trailer, clips from the film, and interviews with Scahill. In the video interviews, Scahill shares his insights on the history of drones, President Obama’s hawkish foreign policies, and the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.

In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America’s new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.

Drawn from the ranks of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, former Blackwater and other private security contractors, the CIA’s Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command ( JSOC), these elite soldiers operate worldwide, with thousands of secret commandos working in more than one hundred countries. Funded through “black budgets,” Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy.

Dirty Wars follows the consequences of the declaration that “the world is a battlefield,” as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America’s global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the chilling story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government.

As US leaders draw the country deeper into conflicts across the globe, setting the world stage for enormous destabilization and blowback, Americans are not only at greater risk—we are changing as a nation. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of unaccountable violence that is now official policy: victims of night raids, secret prisons, cruise missile attacks and drone strikes, and whole classes of people branded as “suspected militants.” Through his brave reporting, Scahill exposes the true nature of the dirty wars the United States government struggles to keep hidden.

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Format: Book
Author: Scahill, Jeremy
Summary: In "Dirty Wars," Jeremy Scahill, author of the "New York Times" best-seller "Blackwater," takes us inside America's new covert wars. As he reveals, the foot soldiers in these battles operate daily across the globe and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture, or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies of America.
Title: Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield / Jeremy Scahill.
Publisher Date: New York : Nation Books, [2013]
Subject: Special operations (Military science) -- United States -- History -- 21st century. Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 21st century. Targeted killing -- United States -- History -- 21st century. Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 21st century. United States -- History, Military -- 21st century United States -- Military policy -- History -- 21st century. United States -- Military policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Isbn: 9781568586717 (hbk.) 156858671X (hbk.)
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Call Number: 355.00973 Sca
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Format: Book
Author: Scahill, Jeremy
Summary: In "Dirty Wars," Jeremy Scahill, author of the "New York Times" best-seller "Blackwater," takes us inside America's new covert wars. As he reveals, the foot soldiers in these battles operate daily across the globe and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture, or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies of America.
Title: Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield / Jeremy Scahill.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Nation Books, [2013]
Description: xxiv, 642 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects: Special operations (Military science) -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Subjects: Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Subjects: Targeted killing -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Subjects: Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Subjects: United States -- History, Military -- 21st century
Subjects: United States -- Military policy -- History -- 21st century.
Subjects: United States -- Military policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Contents: Prologue -- Washington, DC 2001-2002 -- The United States and Yemen, 1971-2002 -- Washington, 1979-2001 -- Yemen, 1970-2001; Washington, DC, 2001 -- The United Kingdom, the United States and Yemen, 2002-2003 -- Washington, DC, Yemen and Djibouti, 2002 -- Washington, DC, 2002 -- Washington, DC, 2002-2003 -- The United States, 1974-2003, Iraq 2003 -- Somalia, 1993-2004 -- Yemen, 2003-2006 -- United Kingdom, 2003 -- Iraq, 2003-2005.
LCCN: 2012051769
ISBN: 9781568586717 (hbk.)
ISBN: 156858671X (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 355.00973 Sca