Stories by Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill, an independent journalist who reports frequently for the national radio and TV program Democracy Now!, has spent extensive time reporting from Iraq and Yugoslavia. He is currently a Puffin Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Scahill is the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. His writing and reporting is available at subscribe to Jeremy Scahill's feed

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!

Scahill’s work has sparked several congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2012, Source: The Nation

An intrepid Yemeni journalist, Abdulelah Haider Shaye, is locked up--and the Obama administration holds the key to his freedom.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2011, Source: The Nation

The US's proxy war in Somalia has led to the arming and empowering of warlords and an almost unthinkable rise in the influence and power of Al Qaeda and the Shabab.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2011, Source: The Nation

An investigation in Somalia uncovers secret sites that include counterterrorism training for Somali intelligence agencies and secret prisons, operated by the CIA.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2010, Source: The Nation

While Obama is claiming that the US and its allies are "breaking the Taliban’s momentum," the reality on the ground tells a different story.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2010, Source: GRITtv

Journalist Jeremy Scahill talks with Laura Flanders about the U.S.'s failed efforts in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: The Nation

In Afghanistan, night raids and targeted killings are strengthening the Taliban and inspiring more people to violently resist U.S. troops.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2010, Source: The Nation

Howard Lowry: "It was like a frat party gone wild. Drug use was rampant. There was cocaine all on the tables. There were blocks of hash, and you could smell it in the air."

Posted on: Sep 16, 2010, Source: The Nation

One of the most incendiary details in the documents is that Blackwater sought to become the "intel arm" of Monsanto, offering to provide operatives to infiltrate activist groups.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2010, Source: The Nation

With Obama's extrajudicial killing policy, the government is the investigator, policeman, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner all in one.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2010, Source:

With Blackwater's top deputies indicted on federal charges and the company up for sale, rumor has it that Prince may flee to a country with no extradition treaty with the US.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source:

Teams working for the Joint Special Operations Command have been deployed to Iran, Georgia, Ukraine, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Yemen, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source:

U.S. drones bomb Pakistan regularly. Now, Washington is about to deliver 20 F-16s and surveillance planes to Islamabad along with a thousand 500 lb bombs.

Posted on: May 4, 2010, Source: Democracy Now!

A stunning glimpse into Prince's future plans and his crude, racist beliefs.

Posted on: May 4, 2010, Source: The Nation

The reclusive Blackwater founder tries to ban journalists and recorders from his speeches in front of friendly audiences. This time he failed.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2010, Source: Rebel Reports

As Obama continues the military privatization agenda, a CIA-connected firm and an Israeli-run company named Instinctive Shooting International are looking to cash in.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2010, Source: The Nation

Rep. Dennis Kucinich warns that the assassination program means the U.S. government acts as the "investigator, policeman, prosecutor, judge, jury, executioner all in one."

Posted on: Jan 28, 2010, Source: The Nation

Nine-year-old Ali Kinani died from a gunshot wound to the head in the Nisour Square massacre. His father may be the one man standing between Blackwater and total impunity.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: The Nation

No sooner did Defense Secretary Gates admit during a visit to Islamabad that Blackwater is in the country, than the Pentagon rushed to "clarify" his remarks.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed all charges against the five Blackwater operatives accused of gunning down 14 innocent Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007.