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Tim Shorrock: 'Money talks'

Tim Shorrock is an author and investigative journalist who covers intelligence and foreign policy issues.

Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 11:01
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Money talks. Money makes people think and act in different, in weird, ways.

Tim Shorrock, investigative journalist and author,

Tim Shorrock is a Washington-based investigative journalist who covers intelligence and foreign policy. He is the author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Outsourced Intelligence (2008).

Shorrock has been a contributor to The Nation since 1983, and has written for The Daily Beast , Mother Jones , The Progressive , the think-tank Foreign Policy in Focus , and Asia Times .

Speaking to Empire about the private contractors who spy for the government, Shorrock discussed Shamrock, the murky, moneyed “revolving door” of government intelligence and private contractors, and how our secrets are in the hands of outsourced companies.

 

 

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