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As the civil war in Iraq grows, the United States looks to private contractors to provide critical security services. Blackwater emerges as the poster child of private military contractors (PMCs). They are willing to take on any mission, regardless of the danger it presents both to their contractors' safety and the company's portrayal in the media.
|Nov 23, 2019|
Unintended Consequences: 1 Vindictive Judge, 19 Suicidal Hijackers, and 3,000 Innocent Victims
The decision of a notoriously vindictive judge destroys the career of a promising FBI agent and creates a chilling effect among every branch of law enforcement. As a result, several known terrorists travel freely in the United States before murdering 3,000 people on 9/11. As American soldiers risk their lives overseas, different law enforcement employees reveal how that decision prevented them from sharing information about the HIjackers with the FAA and other law enforcement agencies.
|Nov 15, 2019|
What would you do if nearly every institution we are supposed to trust - the government, the media, and the judiciary - conspired to lie about you? That is exactly what happened to four Blackwater contractors who now sit behind bars for crimes that they did not commit. George Orwell famously stated that “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” After years of interviews and research, the revolution officially begins with this episode.
|Nov 11, 2019|
Saving the Pentagon from Itself
On September 10, 2001, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld presents his vision for a new type of military that relies heavily on privatization. Rumsfeld claims that he is not trying to destroy the Pentagon, but “save it from itself.” At the exact time that he is giving his speech, four radical Jihadists are checking in to the Marriot Hotel in Herndon, VA.
|Aug 11, 2019|
How did four highly decorated American soldiers become prisoners of war in their own country? This series re-examines the US Department of Justice’s controversial prosecution following a controversial battle in Baghdad. Why did the DOJ hold multiple trials for over a decade? Was the DOJ seeking justice? Or playing politics?
|Jun 16, 2019|