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War Dogs: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History

War Dogs: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History


作者  /  Guy Lawson

出版社 / PENGUIN BOOKS LTD.

出版日期 / 2016/08/04

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$440

售價 / 79折, NT$ 348

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《醉後大丈夫》導演Todd Phillips最新電影《火線掏寶》原著,揭露全球軍火交易的內幕。

「描繪了3個20幾歲沒什麼經驗的傢伙與美國政府的3億美金的軍火合約,有可能出什麼錯嗎?…Lawson做了件很棒的事,他從一個更廣的觀點來看阿富汗戰爭與一個充斥著無能的政府,並將故事與這個觀點交織在一起…。我們對本書的裁定:緊張刺激。」-《圖書館期刊》(Library Journal)

「Lawson注重細節的研究值得嘉許…這些包含了幕後詭計、貪腐、官樣文章以及伴隨著高風險軍火交易的密謀。」-《出版人周刊》(Publishers Weekly)

2007年1月,三個來自邁阿密的年輕毒蟲,贏得了美國國防部3億美金的合約來供應軍火給阿富汗軍方。非常不可思議地,這三個傢伙竟然沒有提供高品質軍火,反而從巴爾幹半島的走私軍火販手中購得生產過剩的廉價共產軍火,再與粗製濫造的中國彈藥混裝後運至阿富汗的喀布爾,最後被五角大廈的調查人員逮到,這個醜聞才登上了《紐約時報》的頭條。

本書所述乃遠高於爆炸性的事實,非常精彩刺激。作者Lawson從邁阿密海灘的潛水公寓到阿爾巴尼亞的山洞,從華盛頓的權力走廊,到伊拉克與阿富汗的前線。他的報導包括了:可疑的瑞士軍火走私販、俄羅斯軍火交易商、腐敗的阿爾巴尼亞幫派分子、阻礙美國在阿富汗戰爭所做努力的國防部調查。Lawson揭露了全球軍火交易神秘且不可告人的世界,顯示了美國軍方如何利用像那三個年輕毒蟲一樣的私人承包商當作中間人,從非法軍火商手中取得武器,而這同一批軍火商,也把武器賣給獨裁者、軍閥與毒品走私者。

Guy Lawson's Arms and the Dudes is the page-turning, inside account of how three kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders - and how the US government turned on them.

In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach won a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, they bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammunition from Balkan gunrunners. The dudes then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of shoddy Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul-until they were caught by Pentagon investigators and the scandal turned up on the front page of The New York Times.

That's the 'official' story. The truth is far more explosive. It's a trip that goes from a dive apartment in Miami Beach to mountain caves in Albania, the corridors of power in Washington, and the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is a story you were never meant to read.







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誠品26碼 /2681330629000
ISBN 13 /9780241975657
ISBN 10 /0241975654
EAN /9780241975657

頁數288
尺寸19.8X12.9CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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