Shelves: 5-social-criticism What is the downfall of empires associated with? With the building of ever more massive mercenary armies Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. The basis for the tremendous success of the now repeatedly renamed security firm Blackwater put the Republican initiatives in the term of George W Bush, which relied on the massive privatization of the American military. Initially, logistics and supply tasks were primarily to be placed in What is the downfall of empires associated with?

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But who are these contractors? Who pays them? And how did one contractor, Blackwater, become so entrenched? Scahill has done a masterful job of researching this secretive organization to disclose its origins, motives, leaders and activities. In minutes, the convoy opened fire on civilian cars, killing 17 people and wounding more than But as complaints escalated, the officials got word that Blackwater worked for the State Department, and the investigations stopped.

He was taken out of the country and his security clearance was revoked. Within weeks, another contractor hired him and sent him back to the Middle East. With the Nisour killings, as with other attacks involving Blackwater personnel, no one was prosecuted.

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