The road to “Dirty Wars”


After viewing the 2013 documentary Dirty Wars, let’s go back in time to see if we can determine the events and developments that led to the situation described in the film.

Chapter 18 of Freeman’s American Empire is about the 1990s era in the United States, focusing mainly on the administration of President Bill Clinton.  Write a brief blog entry that attempts to connect an argument that Freeman makes in this chapter to the phenomena shown in Dirty Wars.  How did the Clinton 1990s contribute to the privatized, often illegal, secret wars that dominate U.S. foreign policy today?