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The Resource Blackwater : the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army, Jeremy Scahill

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

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Blackwater : the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army
Title
Blackwater
Title remainder
the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Scahill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and inside the US. Blackwater was founded by an extreme right-wing fundamentalist Christian mega-millionaire ex-Navy Seal named Erik Prince, the scion of a wealthy conservative family that bankrolls far-right-wing causes. This book is the dark story of the rise of a powerful mercenary army, ranging from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to rooftop firefights in Najaf to the hurricane-ravaged US Gulf to Washington DC, where Blackwater executives are hailed as new heroes in the war on terror--From publisher description
Cataloging source
OCO
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Scahill, Jeremy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blackwater USA
  • Mercenary troops
  • Fallujah, Battle of, Fallūjah, Iraq, 2004
Label
Blackwater : the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army, Jeremy Scahill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"
Control code
1057553
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 452 pages
Isbn
9781560259794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1057553
  • (OCoLC)84897494
Label
Blackwater : the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army, Jeremy Scahill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"
Control code
1057553
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 452 pages
Isbn
9781560259794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1057553
  • (OCoLC)84897494

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