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The Resource Arms and the dudes : how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history, Guy Lawson

Arms and the dudes : how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history, Guy Lawson

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Arms and the dudes : how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history
Title
Arms and the dudes
Title remainder
how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history
Statement of responsibility
Guy Lawson
Title variation
War Dogs
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The page-turning, inside account of how two kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders--and how the US government turned on them. In January of 2007, two young stoners from Miami Beach--one a ninth grade dropout, the other a licensed masseur--won a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Incredibly, instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz--the dudes--bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammunition from Balkan gunrunners. The pair 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. For the first time, journalist Guy Lawson tells the thrilling true tale. 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. Lawson's account includes a shady Swiss gunrunner, Russian arms dealers, corrupt Albanian gangsters, and a Pentagon investigation that impeded America's war efforts in Afghanistan. Lawson exposes the mysterious and murky world of global arms dealing, showing how the American military came to use private contractors like Diveroli and Packouz as middlemen to secure weapons from illegal arms dealers--the same men who sell guns to dictators, warlords, and drug traffickers. This is a story you were never meant to read
Summary
Reveals the behind-the-headlines story of how three young stoners from Florida won a $300 million Department of Defense contract through which they supplied poor-grade ammunition to the Afghanistan military before being "caught" by Pentagon investigators
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10429169
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DLC
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  • 364.1336
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history
Label
Arms and the dudes : how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history, Guy Lawson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
883147990
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 263 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781451667608
Lccn
2014036526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883147990
Label
Arms and the dudes : how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history, Guy Lawson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
883147990
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 263 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781451667608
Lccn
2014036526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883147990

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