The Shadow World Inside the Global Arms Trade (Paperback)
|Author: Andrew Feinstein|
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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: 11/27/2012
Dimensions: (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.5T
|Here is the harrowing behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade, revealing the deadly collusion among senior politicians, weapons manufacturers, felonious arms dealers, and the military that compromises our security and undermines our democracy. Pulling back the curtain on this secretive world, Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups.|
From the Publisher:
"An authoritative guide to the business of war. Chilling, heartbreaking, and enraging."---Arundhati Roy
The Shadow World is the behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade, exposing in forensic detail the deadly collusion that all too often exists among senior politicians, weapons manufacturers, felonious arms dealers, and the military---a situation that compromises our security and undermines our democracy.
Andrew Feinstein reveals the cover-ups behind a range of weapons deals, from the largest in history---between the British and Saudi governments---to the guns-for-diamonds deals in Africa and the current $60 billion U.S. weapons contract with Saudi Arabia. Based on pathbreaking reporting and unprecedented access to top-secret information, The Shadow World takes us into a clandestine realm that is as vitally important as it is shocking.
Focusing on the political economy of so called new wars, ...