In this remarkable story from the frontlines of the undeclared battlefields of the War on Terror, journalist Jeremy Scahill documents the new paradigm of American war: fought far from any declared battlefield, by units that do not officially exist, in thousands of operations a month that are never publicly acknowledged.
As the tectonic plates of the world food system shift, forces are being unleashed that threaten the security of billions. This book traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of food shortages and price spikes - what the media has labelled a 'world food crisis'.
Helps you meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has hired to operate in international war zones and on American oil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops.