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Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter and author of bestselling books Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield and Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
He’s also one-third of the founding force behind The Intercept. His reporting work has taken him to some of the most dangerous zones in the world—from the former Yugoslavia to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia and beyond.
Scahill has served as the national security correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now!, and his most recent work—alongside colleagues at The Intercept is The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program, a sobering look at the age of remote killing.
Scahill’s work has led to several government investigations and won him two George Polk awards: one in 1998 (with Amy Goodman) and another in 2008 for his Blackwater work. He was also nominated for an Academy Award as a writer and producer of Dirty Wars, a 2013 film based on his book.