Scahill, a regular contributor to the Nation, offers a hard-left perspective on Blackwater USA, the self-described private military contractor and. Jeremy Scahill: The only punishment doled out to US security men of the leading US mercenary firm Blackwater, has seldom appeared in. Review: Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Scahill demonstrates the widespread outsourcing of military tasks to a.

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The scandal of Blackwater

It won one of the George Polk Awards. The book details the rise of Blackwater USAa private military companyand the growth of security contracting in the Iraq War and the War on Terrorism. In the book, Scahill contends that Blackwater exists as a mercenary force, and argues that Blackwater’s rise is a consequence of the demobilization of the US scahlil following the Cold War and its overextension in Iraq and Afghanistan.


He describes further how Blackwater at the time of writing serves in Iraq and Afghanistan like, scahilk his judgement, a Praetorian Guardprotecting top authority figures and enjoying immunity from the usual constraints and regulations on traditional armies.

Scahill argues that Blackwater’s leadership was motivated by a right-wing Republican ideology, and that its founder, Erik Princehas provided significant assistance in that venue. Blackwater is also present in some parts of Pakistan.

Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill

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