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Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield

by Jeremy Scahill - £9.99  Profile Books Ltd (Serpent's Tail) (2014)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781846688515 | ISBN 10: 1846688515

A shocking expose of America's hidden dirty wars - now an Oscar nominated documentary.
 
In this story from the frontlines of the undeclared battlefields of the War on Terror, Jeremy Scahill exposes America's new approach to war: fought far from any declared battlefield, by units that do not officially exist, in thousands of operations a month that are never publicly acknowledged.
 
From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill speaks to the CIA agents, mercenaries and elite Special Operations Forces operators. He goes deep into al Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and walks the streets of Mogadishu with CIA-backed warlords. We also meet the survivors ofnight raids and drone strikes - including families of US citizens targeted for assassination by their own government - who reveal the shocking human consequences of the dirty wars the United States struggle to keep hidden.

(Price & availability last checked: November 2014)

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