Synopses & Reviews
Widely-researched and fast-paced, Private Warriors surveys the generals, gun-runners and national security staffers who were cast adrift at the end of the Cold War and who now operate in the private sector. In these pages we encounter Ernst Werner Glatt, a right-wing German who was for many years the Pentagon’s preferred gun-runner; ex-Secretary of State Alexander Haig who now lobbies for China and assists in selling weapons to Turkey; and Frank Gaffney, an ex-Pentagon official who has grown rich by promoting the biggest boondoggle of them all, Star Wars. Today’s private warriors have a direct financial interest in war and the connections to push for the maintenance of bloated military budgets.
Silverstein reveals that today's private warriors have a financial interest in war, as well as the connections to push for a continuation of Cold War military policy.
About the Author
Ken Silverstein is Washington editor for Harper’s Magazine and was previously based in Rio de Janeiro.