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Halliburtons Army is the first book to show, in shocking detail, how Halliburton really does business, in Iraq, and around the world. From its vital role as the logistical backbone of the U. S. occupation in Iraq-without Halliburton there could be no war or occupation-to its role in covering up gang-rape amongst its personnel in Baghdad, Halliburtons Army is a devastating bestiary of corporate malfeasance and political cronyism. Pratap Chatterjee-one of the worlds leading authorities on corporate crime, fraud, and corruption-shows how Halliburton won and then lost its contracts in Iraq, what Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld did for it, and who the company paid off in the U. S. Congress. He brings us inside the Pentagon meetings, where Cheney and Rumsfeld made the decision to send Halliburton to Iraq-as well as many other hot-spots, including Somalia, Yugoslavia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Guantnamo Bay, and, most recently, New Orleans. He travels to Dubai, where Halliburton has recently moved its headquarters, and exposes the companys freewheeling ways: executives leading the high life, bribes, graft, skimming, offshore subsidiaries, and the whole arsenal of fraud. Finally, Chatterjee reveals the human costs of the privatization of American military affairs, which is sustained almost entirely by low-paid unskilled Third World workers who work in incredibly dangerous conditions without any labor protection. Halliburtons Army is a hair-raising expos of one of the worlds most lethal corporations, essential reading for anyone concerned about the nexus of private companies, government, and war.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781568583921
ISBN-10: 1568583923
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Nation Books
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pratap Chatterjee

Pratap Chatterjee is an investigative journalist and producer. He is the author of Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation and The Earth Brokers. He has many years of experience working in radio, print and digital media, including hosting a weekly radio show on Berkeley station KPFA, working as global environment editor for InterPress Service and as a freelance writer for the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Independent. He has won several awards for his work in Afghanistan. He lives in Oakland, California.

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