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Season 2008 Episode 0613

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater's Covert Rise to Power

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Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater's Covert Rise to Power
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Based in the wilderness of North Carolina, Blackwater USA is the fastest growing private army on the planet, with forces capable of carrying out regime change throughout the world.Blackwater protects top US officials in Iraq, and yet we know almost nothing about the firm's military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and inside the United States.Founded by the son of a wealthy conservative family known for funding far right-wing causes, the company is intimately connected to the Bush administration, and as a privatized army, accountable to no one.Jeremy Scahill's Blackwater is the dark story of the rise of this mercenary army - World Affairs Council of Northern Californiamoreless
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