Jeremy Scahill is the author of the best-selling Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, published by Nation Books. Nation Books released his second book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, in 2013. He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film Dirty Wars, released by IFC Films in 2013.
With drone strikes and kill lists, the president set a dangerous precedent.
Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?
How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011.
Within some military and intelligence circles, it was the CIA director's relationship with JSOC—not Paula Broadwell—that raised concerns.
How US counterterrorism operations ignited an Islamist uprising.
How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.
“The implications of allowing a US citizen to assemble a legion in any foreign country, and especially in a combustible region like the Middle East, are serious and wide-ranging,” they allege.