Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter, war correspondent and author of the international bestselling books Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield and Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.  He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill has served as the national security correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now!, and in 2014 co-founded The Intercept with fellow journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and investor Pierre Omidyar. Follow him on Twitter: @jeremyscahill

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
Trump Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Lied to the Senate
There are many reasons Betsy DeVos’s nomination to serve as Donald Trump’s education secretary could be justifiably quashed by the U.S. Senate. Her long public record indicates she is a religious Christian zealot who does not believe in the actual separation of church and state, wants public monies...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 8:30am
Obama Must Declassify Evidence of Russian Hacking
Here are two of political history’s great constants: first, countries meddling in the internal affairs of others (both enemies and “friends”); and, second, bogus charges from a faction in one country that foreigners are meddling in its internal affairs to help another faction. Both are poison for...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:30am
Mike Pence Will Be the Most Powerful Christian Supremacist in US History
The election of Donald Trump has sent shockwaves through the souls of compassionate, humane people across the country and the world. Horror that a candidate who ran on a platform of open bigotry, threats against immigrants and Muslims, and blatant misogyny will soon be president is now sinking in...
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 5:30pm
The True Scandal of 2016 Was The Torture of Chelsea Manning
A few days ago, we learned that Private Chelsea Manning attempted to take her own life last month for the second time since being sentenced to 35 years at the U.S. military prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. The whistleblower, who provided the collateral murder video, the Iraq and Afghan war logs, and...
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Monday, October 10, 2016 - 9:45am
Trump May Go Away, But the People He Has Empowered Will Not
The following is an excerpt from The Intercept's live-blog for Sunday night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: These presidential debates — certainly this one — serve as the most stark commentary on how bankrupt the U.S. electoral system is. This is the choice the...
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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:45am
Echo Papa Exposed: Inside Erik Prince’s Treacherous Drive to Build a Private Air Force
in November 2014, a black Mercedes SUV pulled onto the tarmac of an Austrian specialty aviation company 30 miles south of Vienna. Employees of the firm, Airborne Technologies, which specialized in designing and equipping small aircraft with wireless surveillance platforms, had been ordered to work...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:30am
Erik Prince in the Hot Seat
Eric Prince, founder of the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and current chairman of Frontier Services Group, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies for attempting to broker military services to foreign governments and possible money laundering,...
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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:45am
Exposed: A Secret Catalogue of Government Gear for Spying on Your Cellphone
The Intercept has obtained a secret, internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cellphone surveillance devices used by the military and by intelligence agencies. The document, thick with previously undisclosed information, also offers rare insight into the spying capabilities of federal law...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 1:15pm
The Purge: How Somalia’s Al Shabaab Turned Against Its Own Foreign Fighters
U.S. counterterrorism agencies have long been preoccupied with the threat posed by the recruiting successes of the Somali terrorist group al Shabaab in Western countries. The group has managed to lure hundreds of foreign fighters — including some 40 Americans — to Somalia through online propaganda...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:45pm
Germany is the Tell-Tale Heart of America’s Drone War
The U.S. government maintains that its drone strikes against al Qaeda and its “associated forces” are legal, even outside of declared war zones. But German legal officials have suggested that such operations are only justifiable in actual war zones.
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