Jeremy Scahill

investigative reporter and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World"s Most Powerful Mercenary Arm

Jeremy Scahill appears in the following:

25 Years in 25 Days (2007): Blackwater and US Reliance on Military Contractors

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Four US-contracted guards have been found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. What does it tell us about military contractors today?

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The Government's Guidelines for Labeling You a Terrorist

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Jeremy Scahill talks about how the Obama Administration has expanded the terrorist screening system and what causes people end up on the watch list.

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Behind the Oscar Docs: Dirty Wars

Monday, February 17, 2014

Today we wrap up our annual series on Oscar nominated documentaries. We spoke with the filmmakers behind all five films over the past week: The Square (Wednesday); 20 Feet from Stardom (Thursday); An Act of Killing (Friday); Dirty Wars (Monday).

Jeremy Scahill and Richard Rowley talk about their new documentary Dirty Wars. Scahill, who is an investigative journalist (and editor with the new project The Intercept), is a writer for the documentary, based on his book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield. Rowley is director, cinematographer, and editor for the film. Scahill and Rowley discuss their expose of the War on Terror.

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"Dirty Wars"

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Jeremy Scahill and Richard Rowley talk about the documentary “Dirty Wars.” Directed by Rowley, “Dirty Wars” follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill as he covers America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. The film unfolds through Scahill’s investigation and personal journey as he chases down one of the most important stories of our time. "Dirty Wars" opens at IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

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Jeremy Scahill on Dirty Wars

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jeremy Scahill, National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine, gives an inside view of America’s new covert wars. He looks at the CIA’s Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command, which conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, and direct drone, AC-130, and cruise missile strikes. Scahill’s new book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield follows the consequences of the declaration that “the world is a battlefield,” as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time.

There's also a film of "Dirty Wars," which opens June 7 at IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza.

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Backstory: Jeremy Scahill on Yemen

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Jeremy Scahill, National Security Reporter for The Nation magazine, talks about the United States’ increasingly unpopular counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen.


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Underreported: Intervention in Somalia

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Recently Kenyan forces invaded Somalia in a bid to fight the militant group Al-Shaabab. The United States has also been heavily involved in the country in recent years— allegedly establishing CIA bases, carrying out drone strikes, and providing funding for militants. The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill looks at the political situation in Somalia and the history of recent interventions in the war-torn and famine wracked country.

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U.S. Special Ops & Bin Laden's Death

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill joins us to take a look at the elite Navy SEALS from the Joint Special Operations Command who participated in the raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Underreported: New Blackwater Contracts

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Despite its long list of troubles, including federal investigations and indictments, the company formerly known as Blackwater has been awarded millions of dollars in contracts by the Obama Administration. The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, explains why.

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Underreported: Contractors in Afghanistan

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Earlier this month President Obama announced the United States would increase its military presence in Afghanistan. But more than just extra troops are going to the country—they will likely be accompanied by an additional surge of private contractors in support roles. What’s more, the government has contracted with an additional ...

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Contractors and 'Trigger Pullers' Head to Afghanistan

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Obama administration reportedly plans to add 14,000 combat troops to those already in Afghanistan. The plan is to swap out military clerical workers and other support staff for so-called “trigger pullers” – combat troops that will serve on the front lines of the fight against the Taliban. Picking up the clerical slack? Private contractors. There are more than 68,000 private contractors already working in Afghanistan, which is more than the number of American troops in the country. This news comes hot on the heels of reports that members of ArmorGroup North America, the private security firm that guards the U.S. embassy in Kabul, were engaged in lewd and deviant behavior while off duty.

To find out what this increase in private contractors means and who monitors their work, we speak with Jeremy Scahill, the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, and with Doug Brooks, president of the International Peace Operations Association, a trade organization for military contractors.

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Blackwater Down

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jeremy Scahill, reporter for The Nation and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books, 2007), discusses the role of private contractors in the Iraq war, and Blackwater's recent troubles in Iraq.

Blackwater is available for purchase at Amazon.com

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Are "The Internet Married" the new "Soccer Moms"?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, if you are political strategist Mark Penn, the man who coined the phrase "Soccer Mom." His new book, Microtrends, groups voters into categories that politicians can then use to target their messages. Also, Jeremy Scahill joins us to talk about the private military ...