Journalist & Warfare Expert
Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and frequent contributor to The Nation, where he reports on war contractors. In his latest book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, Scahill takes readers inside America’s new covert wars, in which foot soldiers operate globally and inside the US with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture, or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies. The book was adapted into a documentary by the same name directed by Richard Rowley that extensively features Scahill. His first book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army is a New York Times bestseller. Read More >
On Mercenary Spending
Nazareth College Address
Osama Bin Laden and the US' War on the World
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