“How had a covert unit taken over the largest war on the planet?” Jeremy Scahill asks. “The list of raids,” he says, surveying attacks on civilians across the world, “read like the map of a hidden war.”

As one informant puts it, “If children are terrorists, we are all terrorists.” Watch the trailer for Scahill’s new film, Dirty Wars, a look at the workings of America’s global war on terror.

James Cersonsky

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