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Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield, Jeremy Scahill

Label
Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield
Title
Dirty wars
Title remainder
the world is a battlefield
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Scahill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author of "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. 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 cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy. This book follows the consequences of the declaraion that "the world is a battlefield", as the author uncovers this important foreign policy story. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond the author 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. He unmasks the shadow warriors who execute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of violence that is now official policy as he tells the story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government. -- From book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.00973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E897
LC item number
.S33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield, Jeremy Scahill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 642 p.
Isbn
9781568586717
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012051769
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
System control number
  • 1845582
  • (DLC) 2012051769
  • 1845582
Label
Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield, Jeremy Scahill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 642 p.
Isbn
9781568586717
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012051769
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
System control number
  • 1845582
  • (DLC) 2012051769
  • 1845582

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