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Blackwater [electronic resource] : the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army / Jeremy Scahill.

Author/Creator:
Scahill, Jeremy.
Publication:
New York : Nation Books, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (585 p.)
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Subjects:
Blackwater USA.
Fallujah, Battle of, Fallūjah, Iraq, 2004.
Mercenary troops -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 military affairs, but considered by others as a dire threat to American democracy.
Contents:
Praise; Title Page; Dedication; AUTHOR'S NOTE; THE FACE OF BLACKWATER; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE - MAKING A KILLING; CHAPTER TWO - THE LITTLE PRINCE; CHAPTER THREE - BLACKWATER BEGINS; CHAPTER FOUR - FALLUJAH BEFORE BLACKWATER; CHAPTER FIVE - GUARDING BUSH'S MAN IN BAGHDAD; CHAPTER SIX - SCOTTY GOES TO WAR; CHAPTER SEVEN - THE AMBUSH; Like "Slaughtered Sheep"; CHAPTER EIGHT - "WE WILL PACIFY FALLUJAH"; CHAPTER NINE - NAJAF, IRAQ: 4.04.04; 04/04/04; CHAPTER TEN - "THIS IS FOR THE AMERICANS OF BLACKWATER"; The War on Al Jazeera; Collective Punishment
CHAPTER ELEVEN - MR. PRINCE GOES TO WASHINGTONBlackwater's Lobbyists; Doing Kafka Proud; Ambushed Again; CHAPTER TWELVE - CASPIAN PIPELINE DREAMS; Enter Blackwater; CHAPTER THIRTEEN - BLACKWATER'S MAN IN CHILE; Blackwater's Plan Colombia; Business as Usual; CHAPTER FOURTEEN - "THE WHORES OF WAR"; Contract Disputes; "Whores of War"; CHAPTER FIFTEEN - THE CRASH OF BLACKWATER 61; The Political Question Doctrine; The Feres Doctrine; Exception to Federal Tort Claims Act; Blackwater's Curious Aviation Division; CHAPTER SIXTEEN - COFER BLACK: THE GLOVES COME OFF
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - DEATH SQUADS, MERCENARIES, AND THE "SALVADOR OPTION""There Continues to Be the Need for This Kind of Security"; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - JOSEPH SCHMITZ: CHRISTIAN SOLDIER; CHAPTER NINETEEN - BLACKWATER DOWN: BAGHDAD ON THE BAYOU; Blackwater and the Border; K Street Collapse; CHAPTER TWENTY - "THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE"; Darfur Dreams; Blackwater and the Sleeping Lion; The South African Example; Greystone; "The Knights of the Round Table"; EPILOGUE; Acknowledgements; NOTES; INDEX; Copyright Page
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [469]-534) and index.
ISBN:
1-56858-406-7
0-7867-4490-1
OCLC:
798534240