Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

The World Is A Battlefield

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Jeremy Scahill reveals that President Barack Obama has kept in place many of the most dangerous and secret programs that thrived under his predecessor. Scahill exposes how Obama has escalated these secret US wars and has built up an elite secret US military unit that answers to no one but the president himself. Scahill reveals the existence of previously unreported secret prisons, kidnappings, assassinations, and cover-ups of covert operations gone terribly wrong.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781470839185
1470839180
Branch Call Number: CDT 355.0973 SCAHILL
Characteristics: 19 sound discs (24 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Weiner, Tom

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Nov 23, 2015

This book and poorly written and should be seen as a hyperbole and factually incorrect book. The author has very little knowledge about Special Operations, or the Military in general, he uses incorrect terms throughout the book, such as "flak vest", and is prone to making poorly supported emotional statements without any regard to actual Rules of Engagement. The author attempts to cast JSOC, the premier American Special Operations Command, as being full of murders, and states that "If they're's one person they're after, and 34 other people in the building, they'll bomb it anyway", a factually incorrect statement that flies in the face of the actual ROE. Additionally he seems very confused about what JSOC is, jumping all over the place and confusing JSOC, a joint-military command, with the CIA, a telling error. His repeat barbs at JSOC are almost comical when you consider that if he were captured on his trips to Somali and other dangerous areas they would be the ones to rescue him. He fails to mention actual oversight, or to mention how members of JSOC have been cleared in inquiries into their behavior, and paints a picture of American operatives killing people indiscriminately worldwide, a factually incorrect and hyperbole laced statement. Dirty Wars is ultimately the twisted views of one man who uses poor sources and twisted logic, something you would expect out of a rabid far-left student, not a serious author.

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