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Dirty Wars: The world is a battlefield by [Scahill, Jeremy]
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Dirty Wars is the most thorough and authoritative history I've read yet of the causes and consequences of America's post 9/11 conflation of war and national security. I know of no other journalist who could have written it: For over a decade, Scahill has visited the war zones, overt and covert; interviewed the soldiers, spooks, jihadists, and victims; and seen with his own eyes the fruits of America's bipartisan war fever. He risked his life many times over to write this book, and the result is a masterpiece of insight, journalism, and true patriotism -- Barry Eisler, novelist and former operative in the CIA's Directorate of Operation A fearless whistle-blower -- David Courier, Sundance Film Festival There is no journalist in America who has exposed the truth about US government militarism more bravely, more relentlessly and more valuably than Jeremy Scahill. Dirty Wars is highly gripping and dramatic, and of unparalleled importance in understanding the destruction being sown in our name -- Glenn Greenwald, New York Times best-selling author and Guardian columnist Dirty Wars is not politically correct. It is not a history of the last decade as seen from inside the White House, or from the pages of the New York Times and Washington Post. Scahill's book takes us inside Dick Cheney's famed 'dark side' and tells us, with convincing detail and much new information, what has been done in the name of America since 9/11 -- Seymour Hersh A campaigning voice like Scahill's is indispensable -- Mattathias Schwartz London Review of Books A towering new investigation into the secret anatomy of the so-called war on terror ... Scahill has written what could prove to be he defining account of the 21st century's slide into high-tech, legally leveraged savagery -- Ed O'Loughlin Irish Times A great read ... asks vital questions about the scope and parameters of America's use of force Literary Review Arguably the most comprehensive examination of post-September 11, 2001 "war on terror" policies... The power of Scahill's work is making the reader question the legality and morality of American policy Sydney Morning Herald Scahill produces a masterwork of investigative journalism that offers a bleak, chilling vision of our militarized future -- Top Ten Books of 2013 Publisher's Weekly

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From the International Bestselling author of Blackwater comes the story of America's global killing machine. Experts in assassination, reconnaissance, and covert action, these joint special operation forces (JSOC) have been radically expanded under the Obama administration and are now the primary architects of America's wars in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and around the globe.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6390 KB
  • Print Length: 673 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail (9 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C7552ZE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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