Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army [Revised and Updated]

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army [Revised and Updated] Author Jeremy Scahill
ISBN-10 156858394X
ISBN-13 9781568583945
Year 2008-05-27
Pages 560
Language English
Publisher Nation Books
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On September 16 2007 machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad s Nisour Square leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead among them women and children The shooting spree labeled Baghdad s Bloody Sunday was neither the work of Iraqi insurgents nor U S soldiers The shooters were private forces working for the secretive mercenary company Blackwater Worldwide This is the explosive story of a company that rose a decade ago from Moyock North Carolina to become one of the most powerful players in the War on Terror In his gripping bestseller award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill takes us from the bloodied streets of Iraq to hurricane ravaged New Orleans to the chambers of power in Washington to expose Blackwater as the frightening new face of the U S war machine

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