It's official: Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill debuts at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list this Sunday, May 12, and stays on the list the following week, at #11 on the May 19 list. Thank you, readers! http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2013-05-12/hardcover-nonfiction/list.html
I am a 27 year old veteran of the Iraq War. I enlisted to protect the American people, but ended up making profits for politically-connected contractors. I returned to a country whose economy had been devastated by bankers with the same connections and the same lack of ethics. It might be cliche by now, but this is the second time I’ve fought for my country and the first time I’ve known my enemy. I am the 99%.