In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the NYT’s best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside United States’s new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies. Funded through “black budgets,” Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and “legitimacy”. You can see Ron’s talk with Jeremy Scahill on this site right now under the Videos tab!