Jeremy Scahill is an investigative journalist, public speaker and award winning author. Scahill’s work focuses on the use of private military companies. This is his speech given at the Brooklyn Peace Fair on April 28, 2012. Scahill is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and a frequent contributor to The Nation. He also serves as a correspondent for the national radio and television program, Democracy Now! He is the author of the best-selling book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which won the George Polk Book Award.