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Jeremy Scahill Topics

An archive of interviews and reports filed by Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill. He is the national security reporter for The Nation magazine. He is the author of the best-selling book, "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army." He blogs at TheNation.com.

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  • We turn to the second part of our discussion with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of the new book "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army." Scahill discusses Blackwater’s role in the Caspian Sea region in Central Asia and the battle in Congress over accountability for private contractors. [includes rush transcript]
    March 21, 2007 | Story
  • Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill joins us to talk about his new book, "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army." Scahill writes, "Blackwater is the elite Praetorian Guard for the 'global war on terror,' with its own military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and 20,000 private contractors at the ready. Run by a multimillionaire Christian conservative who bankrolls President Bush and...
    March 20, 2007 | Story
  • The private security company Blackwater admitted on Tuesday for the first time that one of its employees shot and killed an Iraqi guard inside the Green Zone in December. The disclosure came during a landmark hearing on the role of private contractors in Iraq. Among those to testify was Katy Helvenston. Her son Scott was one of the four Blackwater employees killed in Fallujah in 2004. Katy Helvenston joins us to talk about why she wants...
    February 08, 2007 | Story
  • On Tuesday, five employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA were killed in a violent Baghdad neighborhood. Hours later, President Bush used his State of the Union address to call on what some are calling an undeclared surge of private mercenaries in Iraq. We speak with Jeremy Scahill, author of the forthcoming "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army." [includes rush transcript]
    January 26, 2007 | Story
  • The families of four private security contractors killed in Fallujah in March 2004 have filed a ground-breaking lawsuit charging Blackwater USA with fraud and wrongful death. Blackwater has fought to have the case dismissed by claiming that all liability lies not with the company but the U.S. government.

    In an expose in the new issue of the Nation magazine, independent journalist Jeremy Scahill tells the story of the struggle of the four...

    April 20, 2006 | Story
  • Former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic was found dead Saturday in his prison cell near The Hague. He had been charged with genocide and crimes against humanity in a number of indictments spanning from the wars in Croatia and Bosnia to the fighting in Kosovo. We host a roundtable discussion on Milosevic with a Yugoslav dissident from Belgrade, and two journalists who covered the war in the Balkans: Jeremy Scahill and Chris Hedges. [includes...
    March 13, 2006 | Story
  • The Arabic satellite network Al Jazeera continues to search for answers over reports President Bush wanted to bomb its headquarters in Doha. We speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill about the Bush administration’s attacks on Al Jazeera and Dima Tahboub, the widow of Al Jazeera Baghdad reporter, Tareq Ayoub, who was killed April 8th, 2003 when the U.S. military bombed the network’s office in Iraq. She is considering...
    November 29, 2005 | Story
  • In a major expose in the upcoming issue of The Nation, Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill reports on how a Republican operative with no experience was put in charge of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and how the Bush administration exaggerated the threat of a bioterror attack three years ago in an effort to win greater support for the Iraq war. [includes rush transcript]
    November 10, 2005 | Story
  • In this week’s cover story in The Nation, Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill reports on how mercenaries from private security firms like Blackwater USA and BATS are patrolling the streets in New Orleans. [includes rush transcript]
    September 23, 2005 | Story
  • We go to Louisiana to speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill who has been in New Orleans this past week. He has been looking into how the city has changed to a militarized zone and what that means for the residents who left. [includes rush transcript]
    September 16, 2005 | Story