Jeremy Scahill travels
to Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and other countries
where the United States has taken military action in the
War on Terror.
In Afghanistan, he
investigates the United States military and government
cover-up of the deaths of five civilians, including two
pregnant women killed by US soldiers from the Joint
Special Operations Command.
After investigating the
attack, Scahill travels to other sites of JSOC
intervention, interviewing both proponents and
opponents, and the survivors, of such raids, including
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.
Scahill also investigates the assassinations of American
citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and his son Abdulrahman
al-Awlaki, meeting with their family at their home in
Scahill suggests that the
War on Terror is in
fact a "self-fulfilling prophecy" and causes the
radicalization of Muslims.
He also discusses the case
of Yemeni investigative journalist Abdulelah Haider
Shaye who was detained, tried and sentenced on
terrorism-related charges after reporting on American
Jeremy Scahill speaking at an event at Chatham House in
November 2013, to promote the release of the film in the
Dirty Wars premiered at the '2013 Sundance Film
Festival' on January 18, 2013. The film competed in the
U.S. documentary section, and it won the Cinematography