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: 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.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2009, Source:

Obama needs to ask his Pentagon commanders this: Can the U.S. military do anything without KBR?

Posted on: Sep 23, 2008, Source: IPS News

A million illicit weapons have entered Iraq in the past five years. Now, "missing" guns are fueling conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2008, Source: CorpWatch

Bill Gates, anti-Capitalist? Concerns about economic downturn dampen festivities in Davos, Switzerland.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2007, Source: CorpWatch

Climate change requires hard solutions that will not come from profit-motivated corporations.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007, Source: CorpWatch

The U.S. is indiscriminately arming Iraqis, destabilizing the country even more.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2007, Source: CorpWatch

India's history provides timeless lessons on how (and how not) to confront corporate power with protest, litigation, regulation, rebellion and, ultimately, corporate redesign.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2007, Source: CorpWatch

Nobody really knows how much crude oil is being stolen by corrupt corrupt Iraqi and U.S. officials because, four years after the invasion, the oil meters haven't been fixed.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2007, Source: CorpWatch

Almost four years after the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s healthcare system is still a shambles. Dozens of incomplete clinics and warehoused equipment are a testament to the failed U.S. experiment to reconstruct Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Moazzam Begg, a British citizen, was held at various prisons, including Guantanamo Bay, for over three years before being released without charges. Now free, he shares the story of how he survived.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Halliburton is being sued by the family of a truck driver killed in a gun battle for deliberately endangering the lives of its employees in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The privatization of military intelligence and interrogation has been a booming business. It may also be the cause of the prison scandals in Cuba, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A former military interrogator talks about what went wrong at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Missing: one-third of the Pentagon's equipment and $1.9 billion of Iraqi money. Guess who has it?

Posted on: Jul 18, 2004, Source: CorpWatch

The wasteful spending of a North Carolina company awarded a $167 million contract to foster local government provides a window into just what went wrong in Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2003, Source: CorpWatch

Bechtel Corporation has a long history of profiting from their dangerous and expensive nuclear reactors, and shuttling the environmental costs to taxpayers.

Posted on: May 21, 2003, Source: deleted

Bechtel's trade show for subcontractors illustrates just how blurred the lines between Wall Street and the Pentagon have become.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2003, Source: CorpWatch

While recent news coverage has speculated on the post-war reconstruction gravy train that U.S. corporations stand to gain from, Dick Cheney's former company is already profiting from war time contracts.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2002, Source: CorpWatch

The power grab over a proposed trans-Caspian oil pipeline is not just about money -- it's also about geopolitics.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2000, Source: CorpWatch

The Houston-based Enron Methanol Plant is the single largest contributor to the political ambitions of George W. Bush. For years, Bush has been granting the company special concessions that allow it to pollute without a permit and has given it immunity from prosecution for violating environmental law.