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: 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.