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Title:
Dirty wars
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : Distributed by MPI Media Group, [2013]
ISBN:
9780788617201
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Target Audience:
Not rated.
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English with optional Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
General Note:
Based on the book Dirty wars : the world is a battlefield / Jeremy Scahill.

Originally released as a documentary film in 2013.

Bonus: Breaking out of the green zone (making-of featurette); Trailer.
Contents:
A secret army -- A war without end -- A journalist determined to uncover the truth.
Abstract:
It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC "kill list," not even U.S. citizens.
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Summary

Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government-condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history. No target is off-limits for the JSOC 'kill list,' even a U.S. citizen. The director takes viewers on a chilling ride with whistle-blower Jeremy Scahill.


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Library Journal Review

In order to report objectively on military operations, journalists must risk leaving the comfort of embedded status, where they may regularly forward military press releases to their editors, or report on their participation in highly controlled combat missions. On one such trip outside the "green zone" investigating an incident in Gardez, Afghanistan, Jeremy Scahill (Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield; Blackwater) and filmmaker Rowley found Navy Vice Admiral William McRaven, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), observing the sacrifice of a sheep in partial reparations for the collateral damage deaths of civilians during a raid for which JSOC denied responsibility. Their further exploration of JSOC, the command that assassinated Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, uncovers a secret organization that kills when and where it wishes, responsible only to itself, reporting only to the President of the United States. VERDICT This Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature is a chilling, excellently filmed and documented look at our military morality and the impact of covert operations on our international reputation. Adult material; highly recommended.-Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.