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.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Contrary to popular belief, the U.S. actually has 189,000 personnel on the ground in Afghanistan right now -- and that number is quickly rising.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: The Nation

Did Blackwater's owner speak to <i>Vanity Fair</i> to send a message to the Justice Department about government secrets he can reveal?

Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

An elite division of Blackwater plans targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan. And everyone's denying it.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

The witch hunt against ACORN has moved forward while the Obama administration continues to contract with Blackwater, a firm whose criminal conduct is now legendary.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: The Nation

The death of a Triple Canopy contractor in the Green Zone resembles an earlier electrocution ruled to be a "negligent homicide."

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

As the war worsens and support plunges, an alliance of neocons and some partisan Democrats is supporting the White House.

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

Cheney is all over the airwaves, trotting out his propaganda and defense of the Bush administration's serial violations of the Geneva conventions.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source: The Nation

The dark history behind the explosive revelations of Blackwater's role in the CIA's assassination program.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2009, Source: The Nation

Despite Iraqis' perception that Blackwater was kicked out of their country, the State Department has confirmed the mercenaries remain.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2009, Source: The Nation

Sworn statements filed in Federal Court also allege that Blackwater founder Erik Prince launched a "crusade" to eliminate Muslims and Islam.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2009, Source: The Nation

In an exclusive interview, Feingold argues why his lone vote to oppose expanding the military by 30,000 soldiers was the right one.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

While the current focus is on Dick Cheney's role concealing these nefarious missions, the U.S. has long had a bipartisan assassination policy.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Anti-torture lawyers argue that any investigation must target the whole torture system, including its legal architects and those who gave the orders.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The story of this slick oil company's romance with the government has recently taken a crude twist.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

It is very doubtful that, decades from now, Iraqis will tell their grandchildren about where they were on June 30, 2009.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

In a historic vote, only 30 of 256 Democrats stood against $100 billion for more war.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Half of the personnel working for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan are private contractors. This is a colossal rip-off to taxpayers.

Posted on: May 24, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Col. Ralph Peters pens an outrageous essay, writing that journalists "have positioned themselves as protected-species combatants."

Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The 'Black Shirts' of Guantanamo routinely terrorize prisoners, breaking bones, gouging eyes, squeezing testicles, and 'dousing' them with chemicals.

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports

Rage spreads in Afghanistan after a U.S. bombing kills some 130 people; Meanwhile the Pentagon spins a cover-up and Obama readies more troops.