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Jeremy Scahill: 'We're programmed'

The investigative journalist explains the clandestine nature of warfare that US has engaged in since 9/11.

Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 21:02
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The kill-capture programme became the policy with the emphasis on kill. And for the eight years of the Bush administration it was like Murder Inc.

Jeremy Scahill, investigative journalist

Jeremy Scahill is an investigative journalist, the national security correspondent at The Nation magazine, and author of the New York Times 2007 best-seller, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army .

Scahill’s latest work is the documentary, written with David Riker, Dirty Wars and book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield .

Released in June, the film, featuring Scahill as narrator and protagonist, captures the dark secrets of the so-called US war on terror. The documentary follows Scahill’s investigation as it spans across Afghanistan, the US, Yemen and Somalia.

Scahill joins Empire with Dirty Wars director, Richard Rowley, to discuss the clandestine nature of post-9/11 US warfare, the rise of the covert  Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) forces who carry out deadly night raids, and how this insidious war has spread across the globe.

 

 

Empire can be seen from the last Sunday of every month at 2000GMT, and is re-aired during the following week at these times GMT: Monday: 1200GMT; Tuesday: 0100GMT; Wednesday: 0600GMT.


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