this book is a great look into the US war on terror and its controversies and implications
yes I would. This book is very well researched and presented. I do not agree with the author on all of his conclusions, but I do appreciate why he reached these conclusions
The Ugly American and also books about the frustrations of the Viet Nam war
Really does not apply This was a book to make us think about the actions of our country
How wide spread the special op force is. I did not realize the role in Africa and the thought the war on terror was considered a world wide war. I thought it would be more about the rise if ISIS
Made me think, but still do not have answer on what we are to do. I appreciate the errors we are making but we have had a conservative president then a liberal president and still we are doing the same. It is not working, but what will. The author did not suggest we ignore the rest of extremist and he does not condone the war
Find out what's been going on in our back yard in our name.
And then find out what is bending now .
If you liked the movie you'll love the book
Perpetual war is a tough topic to discuss and here the book fails to present the dynamism of Blackwater. Although characterizing many of the combatants as being human beings with a cause is commendable , I think the book would better serve the discussion if it identified two or three themes, such as the profit making war industrial complex and its ability to influence policy regardless of who's in the White House.
Put this book on your to-do.
Scahill's book on covert US (and allies) military and intelligence actions across the planet reads like an intelligence report. It presents evidence where it is known and presents multiple possibilities-including their sources-where only speculation is known allowing the reader to perform their own research and come to their own conclusions. It does not play politics; it does not play favorites. No matter where one stands on US covert action executed in the vein or name of anti-terror, I highly recommend every US citizen read this book as an introduction to the decisions being made and the raging war our military forces and intelligence agencies are being asked to wage on our behalf.