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Jeremy Scahill

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Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, is the author of the bestselling Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, published by Nation Books. Nation Books will release Scahill's second book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, in April 2013. He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars, which will be released by IFC Films throughout North America in June 2013. You can read his blog on TheNation.com here.


News and Features

Former Halliburton subsidy KBR was paid $83 million in bonuses for work that electrocuted US soldiers, former employees testified today.

Federal charges are filed against Blackwater guards accused of killing and maiming Iraqi civilians. But the company continues to operate in Iraq and its executives escape scrutiny.

Six Guards may be charged in Iraq massacre, but critics fear the company's 'reckless behavior' will continue.

Anyone who thinks Blackwater is in serious trouble is dead wrong. Business has never been better for Blackwater and its future looks bright.

The notorious mercenary firm is now a one-stop shop for security outsourcing, offering CIA-like services to Fortune 500 companies.

John Cusack's War, Inc. takes on a seldom-discussed aspect of the occupation: the corporate dominance of the US war machine.

An Iraqi translator is prosecuted and Blackwater has its contract renewed for another year, armed and dangerous in Baghdad.

Clinton and Obama each have nuanced plans to ban private security firms from Iraq. The difference is how they're spinning them.

He calls private security forces "unaccountable" but may use them in Iraq. Meanwhile, Clinton wants to ban them. UPDATED

An independent journalist talks about what's really happening in Iraq, and why neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama have a plan for ending the catastrophe.


Will Senators ask McChrystal about secret prisons or massacre cover-ups?
Rumors are flying that the Taliban leader was captured. But it's hard to believe that news would leak first to a right-wing novelist who's...
Christine Fair dismissed reports of civilians deaths as propaganda from Pakistani media sources.
Blackwater's owner called his critics 'tapeworms' and did his best to sound like a member of the Tea Party.
Three Democracy Now! journalists were assaulted and arrested while covering protests at the RNC. Now they are fighting back.
The apparently central role of US special forces in the arrest of Faisal Shahzad raises the question: To what extent are US Special Forces...
Blackwater's owner defends the Navy SEALs accused of abusing the alleged Iraqi mastermind of the killing of Blackwater contractors in...
A recent speech by Blackwater owner Erik Prince provides a stunning glimpse into his plans and reveals details of previously undisclosed...