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by Tom Weiner,Jeremy Scahill

[Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case] [Read by Tom Weiner] A largely untold facet of the war on terror is the widespread outsourcing of military tasks to private mercenary companies. Accountable neither to the citizenry nor to standard military legal codes, these largely unregulated corporate armies are being entrusted with ever-greater responsibilities on behalf of the nation. Meet Blackwater USA, the world's most secretive, powerful, and fastest growing private army on the planet. Founded by fundamentalist Christian megamillionaire Erik Prince, the scion of a conservative dynasty that bankrolls extreme-right-wing causes, this company of soldiers is now being sent ''to the front lines of a global battle, waged largely on Muslim lands, that an evangelical President whom Prince helped put in the White House has boldly defined as a 'crusade'.'' Ranging from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to Washington, D.C., where they are hailed as heroes, this is the dark story of Blackwater's rise to power.
Download Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Library Edition) epub
ISBN: 1433211858
ISBN13: 978-1433211850
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Tom Weiner,Jeremy Scahill
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (October 10, 2007)
ePUB size: 1392 kb
FB2 size: 1895 kb
Rating: 4.7
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The Book is very insightful, awesome journalistic work and an eye opener of corruption in Washington and military spending...
This is a book that sheds light on the collapse of our nation's checks and balances and what it means that private mercenary armies now exist (at the behest of the rich and/or people in power) that are not answerable to any sovereign government OR legal authority, for the most part. Jeremy Scahill is one of very few journalists with the guts to tell the truth about very painful matters, matters that 99% of the time remain under the radar (public scrutiny wise). Such a work is not for the faint-hearted and since it's not fiction, the idea of plot twists or asking if the work is full of surprises is ludicrous!
This was a wonderful book. An overwhelming amount of relevant detail, which results in a connection of the dots. The author does a great job in showing the mix of money, politics, and ideology; and how this has affected the United States military.
A very well researched and documented book that chronicles the rise evolving into permanence of the best soldiers money can buy. For such detailed material it is an easy read. However, the passages of what was going on with the Bush administration during the applicable period of time will break your heart. Yes, it was as bad as you suspected.
This book was recommended to me by someone that wanted me to learn about Blackwater and what it stands for in our world. I have read this with an open mind. I do think it is necessary to have Private Army during this outrage in the middle east. Without these men the enemy would take over and be here. I do not know all the political jargon in this book. I do not follow much about politics. Now I play to be more informed as to what is going on with our world. The book is well written but it is only one sided. I am going to look for another one from the point of view from one of the men that are actually working for Blackwater. I liked the book even though it is 500 pages I read it in two days. I applaud these men for keeping the enemy under control. Job well done. I don't know if many other women will read this but I did like the book. Maybe some women will want to know about this also.
Fascinating book about Blackwater.
The authors waits until the end of the book to come to the realization that contractors were necessary because of the short sightness of the federal government. Look at what happened at Benghazi when there weren't contractors to protect the diplomatic mission.
Research Scahill, read this book, and make up your own mind. Either way, we're in trouble as a Nation.