Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Paperback)
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On September 16, 2007, machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad's Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children. The shooting spree, labeled "Baghdad's Bloody Sunday," was neither the work of Iraqi insurgents nor U.S. soldiers. The shooters were private forces working for the secretive mercenary company, Blackwater Worldwide.
This is the explosive story of a company that rose a decade ago from Moyock, North Carolina, to become one of the most powerful players in the "War on Terror." In his gripping bestseller, award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill takes us from the bloodied streets of Iraq to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans to the chambers of power in Washington, to expose Blackwater as the frightening new face of the U.S. war machine.
About the Author
Jeremy Scahill is one of the three founding editors of "The Intercept". He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author of the international bestselling books "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield "and "Blackwater: The Rise of the World s Most Powerful Mercenary Army". Scahill has served as the national security correspondent for "The Nation "and "Democracy Now!" and was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award"." Scahill is a producer and writer of the award-winning film "Dirty Wars", which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.