is the 1st ebook to teach, in stunning element, how Halliburton particularly does enterprise, in Iraq, and all over the world. From its important position because the logistical spine of the U.S. profession in Iraq—without Halliburton there will be no struggle or occupation—to its position in protecting up gang-rape among its body of workers in Baghdad, Halliburton’s Army
is a devastating bestiary of company malfeasance and political cronyism.
Pratap Chatterjee—one of the world’s major specialists 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 total arsenal of fraud. eventually, Chatterjee unearths the human expenditures of the privatization of yankee army affairs, that is sustained virtually totally via low-paid unskilled 3rd international employees who paintings in highly risky stipulations with none hard work protection.
Halliburton’s Army is a hair-raising exposé of 1 of the world’s so much deadly organisations, crucial studying for someone excited about the nexus of non-public businesses, executive, and war.