By Pratap Chatterjee
Pratap Chatterjee—one of the world’s top gurus on company crime, fraud, and corruption—shows how Halliburton gained after which misplaced its contracts in Iraq, what Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld did for it, and who the corporate paid off within the U.S. Congress. He brings us contained in the Pentagon conferences, the place Cheney and Rumsfeld made the choice to ship Halliburton to Iraq—as good as many different hot-spots, together with Somalia, Yugoslavia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, and, such a lot lately, New Orleans. He travels to Dubai, the place Halliburton has lately moved its headquarters, and exposes the company’s freewheeling methods: executives top the excessive existence, bribes, graft, skimming, offshore subsidiaries, and the complete arsenal of fraud. ultimately, Chatterjee unearths the human expenditures of the privatization of yank army affairs, that is sustained virtually solely through low-paid unskilled 3rd global staff who paintings in particularly harmful stipulations with none exertions protection.
Halliburton’s Army is a hair-raising exposé of 1 of the world’s so much deadly businesses, crucial studying for a person keen on the nexus of non-public businesses, govt, and war.