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Scahill, Jeremy
Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield / Jeremy Scahill
Alternate Title World is a battlefield
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Nation Books, [2013]
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 3rd Floor  E897 .S33 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History, Military -- 21st century
Subject(s) Special operations (Military science) -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Targeted killing -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Subject United States -- Military policy -- History -- 21st century
United States -- Military policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Physical Description xxiv, 642 pages, 8 pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-613) and index
Contents Prologue -- "There was concern ... that we not create an American hit list": Washington, DC, 2001-2002 -- Anwar Awlaki: an American story: the United States and Yemen, 1971-2002 -- Find, fix, finish: the rise of JSOC: Washington, DC, 1979-2001 -- The boss: Ali Abdullah Saleh: Yemen, 1970-2001; Washington, DC, 2001 -- The enigma of Anwar Awlaki: the United Kingdom, the United States and Yemen, 2002-2003 -- "We're in a new kind of war": Djibouti, Washington, DC, and Yemen, 2002 -- Special plans: Washington, DC, 2002 -- Survival, evasion, resistance, escape: Washington, DC, 2002-2003 -- The troublemaker: Stanley McChrystal: the United States, 1974-2003; Iraq, 2003 -- "Their intention and our intention is the same": Somalia, 1993-2004 -- "A defeated enemy is not a vanquished one": Yemen, 2003-2006 -- "Never trust a nonbeliever": the United Kingdom, 2003 -- "You don't have to prove to anyone that you did right": Iraq, 2003-2005 -- "No blood, no foul": Iraq, 2003-2004 -- The death star: Iraq, 2004 -- "The best technology, the best weapons, the best people--and plenty of money to burn": Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, 2003-2006 -- "A lot of it was of questionable legality": Source:"Hunter" -- The imprisonment of Anwar Awlaki: Yemen, 2004-2007 -- "America knows war. They are war masters.": Somalia, 2004-2006 -- Prison break: Yemen, 2006 -- Hot pursuit: Pakistan, 2006-2008 -- "Every step taken by the US benefited al Shabab": Somalia, 2007-2009 -- "If your son does not come to us, he will be killed by the Americans": Yemen, 2007-2009 -- "Obama is set to continue the course set by Bush": United States, 2002-2008 -- Obama's signature strikes: Pakistan and Washington, DC, 2009 -- Special Ops want to "own this shit like they did in Central America in the '80s": Washington, DC, and Yemen, 2009 -- Suicide or martyrdom?: Yemen, 2009 -- Obama embraces JSOC: Somalia, early 2009 -- "Let JSOC off the leash": Saudi Arabia, Washington, DC, and Yemen, late 2009 -- Samir Khan: an unlikely foot soldier: the United States and Yemen, 2001-2009 -- Blowback in Somalia: Somalia and Washington, DC, 2009 -- "If they kill innocent children and call them al Qaeda, the we are all al Qaeda": Washington, DC, and Yemen, 2009 -- "The Americans really wanted to kill Anwar": Yemen, late 2009-early 2010 -- "Mr. Barack Obama ... I hope that you reconsider your order to kill ... my son": Washington, DC, and Yemen, early 2010 -- One night in Gardez: Washington, DC, 2008-2010; Afghanistan, 2009-2010 -- The year of the drone: Yemen and the United States, 2010 -- Driving Anwar Awlaki to hell: Yemen, 2010 -- The CIA's dating service: Denmark and Yemen, 2010 -- "The auction of the assassin": Washington, DC, 2010 -- "Martyrdom is why we came here, my brother": Yemen, 2009-2010 -- The persecution of Abdulelah Haider Shaye: Yemen, summer 2010 -- The President can write his own rules: Washington, DC, and Yemen, late 2010 -- Al Qaeda's "Foothold in Somalia has probably been facilitated": Somalia, 2010 -- "Anwar Awlaki ... definitely has a missile in his future: Yemen, 2011 -- The curious case of Raymond Davis: Act I: Pakistan, 2011 -- The curious case of Raymond Davis: Act II: Pakistan, 2011 -- The tsunami of change: Austria and Yemen, 2011 -- The fortress in Abbottabad: Washington, DC, 2010-2011; Pakistan, 2011 -- "We got him. We got him": Pakistan, 2011 -- "Now they're after my son": Somalia, Washington, DC, and Yemen, 2011 -- "It was cold-blooded": Pakistan, 2011 -- "The US sees al Qaeda as terrorism, and we consider the drones terrorism": Yemen, late 2011 -- The pink house: Washington, DC, and Somalia, 2011 -- "Total savagery throughout the country": Somalia, 2011 -- Abdulrahman vanishes: Yemen, 2011 -- Hellfire: Washington, DC, and Yemen, 2011 -- Praying for the sins of the father: Washington, DC, and Yemen, 2011 -- Epilogue: perpetual war
Summary In "Dirty Wars," Jeremy Scahill, author of the "New York Times" best-seller "Blackwater," takes us inside America's new covert wars. As he reveals, the foot soldiers in these battles operate daily across the globe and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture, or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies of America

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