Dirty Wars


Dirty Wars is an Oscar-nominated 2013 American documentary film based upon the book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill, directed by Richard Rowley, and written by Scahill and David Riker.

In this film, investigative journalist and author of both Blackwater and Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill travels to Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and other countries where the United States has taken military action in the War on Terror. In Afghanistan, he investigates the United States military and government cover-up of the deaths of five civilians, including two pregnant women killed by US soldiers from the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). After investigating the attack, Scahill travels to other sites of JSOC intervention, interviewing both proponents and opponents, and the survivors, of such raids.

Dirty Wars was nominated for a 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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