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Scahill's liberal horror story is about the company that has deployed many of the private contractors who have assisted the U.S. military in Iraq and been responsible for more than its share of death and disorder. Scahill, a regular contributor to the Nation, amps up the scare language in his study of both Blackwater and the wealthy, ultra-conservative Prince family that founded the company, but luckily, Weiner does not. With his booming baritone reined tightly in check, Weiner coolly and calmly delivers the bad news. The parade of scaremongering may grow wearying, but Weiner maintains his composure throughout, offsetting Scahill (to a degree) by virtue of his unyielding temperateness.
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"Virginian-Pilot""At Blackwater USA, Jeremy Scahill's is the face they love to hate... [He is] perhaps the private military company's most dogged critic."Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time""[Scahill's] book is so scary and so illuminating.""The Guardian" (London)"Blackwater being rarely out of the news lately, this is a very useful survey of modern mercenaries - or, as they prefer to be called, 'private security contractors' in the 'peace and stability industry'...Scahill is a sharp investigative writer."Scarlett Johansson, actor"It should be mandatory reading. It's very interesting - and scary."See all Product Description
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It was a very revealing,expose on the private armies of The World.it is very concerning,A great job of Authorship and devoted digging,.Published on Aug. 24 2013 by Douglas Gillespie
Biased from the beginning. The actual info pertaining to Blackwater could have been condensed into about 20 pages, the rest is just left-wing drivel. Read morePublished on April 2 2010 by K. Moorhead
While the content was generally interesting, the book could have easily been a hundred pages shorter. The author keeps repeating points until it becomes irritating. Read morePublished on March 22 2010 by Dave B