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Dirty Wars

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Investigating covert operations

The Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) first came to attention in 2011 when it shot Osama Bin Laden.

But as journalist Jeremy Scahill reveals in Rick Rowley’s doc, this covert organisation has been slipping into other countries to make “targeted killings” of terror suspects for years.

The collateral damage includes pregnant women, Americans and babies. Though awkwardly assembled, with an overemphatic voiceover, it’s chilling stuff.

If the American government can sanction pre-emptive political murders anywhere in the world, what else are they capable of?

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