Stories by Pratap Chatterjee

Pratap Chatterjee is managing editor of CorpWatch and the author of Halliburton's Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War (Nation Books, 2009). subscribe to Pratap Chatterjee's feed

Posted on: Dec 4, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

The president could publish, pardon and punish.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

In Washington’s drone wars, collateral damage comes home.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

In Washington’s Drone Wars, Collateral Damage Comes Home

Posted on: Aug 5, 2015, Source: CorpWatch

Contractors are flocking to the drone business, which has become the linchpin of President Obama’s military strategy.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The perpetrators become the victims of drone warfare.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The people on the ground are not the only ones being traumatized.

Posted on: May 11, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Imagine if the drone wars going on in Pakistan and Yemen had a human face all the time.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source:

The brave new dystopian world that the U.S. government is building.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source:

The agency decided that there was no aspect of secret war which couldn’t be corporatized.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source:

With a lot of help from the surveillance industry, Big Bro has already won the fight to watch all of us all the time -- unless we decide to do something about it.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Shouldn’t we be asking companies’ boards of directors to tighten the rules on CEOs to make sure they don’t fail at such an astounding rate?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2013, Source: The Guardian

The firm that formerly employed both the director of national intelligence and the NSA whistleblower merits closer scrutiny.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2011, Source: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

The death of Tariq Aziz and his 12-year-old cousin Waheed Khan brought the total number of children killed in drone strikes to 175.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2010, Source: The Guardian

The Wikileaks logs provide ample evidence of private security contractors entirely unaccountable for lethal rogue actions.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2010, Source: CorpWatch

Whistleblowers charge that instead of actively pursuing fraud, DCAA management was obsessed with signing off on as many audits as possible in the shortest period of time.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2010, Source:

Capture/kill teams leave a trail of dead civilian bodies and recrimination in their wake, undermining any goodwill created by U.S. reconstruction projects.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2010, Source:

As in the 1960s in Cambodia, U.S. air strikes are having a devastating effect in Pakistan, not just on the targeted communities, but on public consciousness throughout the region.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source:

An eye-opening inside look at how the system of nepotism and corruption in Afghanistan actually works.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2009, Source:

Is Halliburton forgiven and forgotten? Despite shocking revelations about its greed and cynicism to US soldiers, the company keeps its contracts.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source:

Parts of Afghanistan that have neither violent Taliban resistance nor much opium trade are virtually ignored by the U.S.