Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the hidden world of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. With a strong cinematic style, the film blurs the boundaries of documentary and fiction storytelling. Part action film and part detective story, Dirty Wars is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time. What begins as a report on a deadly U.S. night raid in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process.
Saleha Al Aulaqi....Herself - Interviewee
Muqbal Al Kazemi....Himself - Interviewee
Abdul Rahman Barman....Himself - Interviewee
Saleh Bin Fareed....Himself - Interviewee (as Sheikh Saleh Bin Fareed)
Andrew Exum....Himself - Interviewee
Abdul Ghafoor....Himself - Interviewee
Philip Giraldi....Himself - Interviewee
Matthew Hoh....Himself - Interviewee
Patrick Lang....Himself - Interviewee
John McCain....Himself (archive footage)
William McRaven....Himself (archive footage)
Emile Nakhleh....Himself - Interviewee
Malcolm Nance....Himself - Interviewee
Barack Obama....Himself (archive footage)
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