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Author Farah, Douglas.

Title Merchant of death : money, guns, planes, and the man who makes war possible / Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun.

Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  382.456234 F221m 2007    ---  Available
Description xi, 308 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-295) and index.
Contents The delivery man -- Planes, guns, and money -- A dangerous business -- Continental collapse -- At a crossroads -- The chase begins -- The Taliban connection -- Black charters -- Gunships and titanium -- "Get me a warrant" -- Now or never -- "We are very limited in what we can do" -- Welcome to Baghdad -- Blacklisted and still flying -- Epilogue.
Summary What do the Taliban, Liberian war criminal Charles Taylor, and the U.S. government have in common? They have all done business with the man who put the "blood" in blood diamonds--an immensely wealthy and powerful arms dealer who has flooded Africa and Southwest Asia with weapons of war. Here, two respected journalists tell the story of Viktor Bout, the Russian weapons supplier whose global network has changed the way modern warfare is fought. Bout's vast enterprise of guns, planes and money has fueled slaughter in Africa and aided both militant Islamic fanatics in Afghanistan and the American military in Iraq. As the Cold War ended, Bout emerged from a murky post-Soviet intelligence background and quietly amassed a fleet of Russian cargo planes, then began to forge an empire of lethal alliances across the Third World--a war machine able to deliver anything from AK-47s to attack helicopters, to anyone willing to pay.--From publisher description.
Subject Illegal arms transfers.
Bout, Viktor.
Transnational crime.
Security, International.
Added Author Braun, Stephen.
ISBN 9780470048665 (cloth : alk. paper)
0470048662 (cloth : alk. paper)

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