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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In January 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach were put in charge of a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, and Alex Podrizki--the dudes--bought cheap Communist Bloc ammunitions. The dudes then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of ancient 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. At least 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 front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Lawson's account includes a shady Swiss arms dealer, covert Russian geopolitical scheming, Albanian thugs, and a Pentagon investigation that caused ammuinition shortages for the Afghanistan military. Lawson exposes the mysterious and murky world of global arms dealing, showing how the US military came to use private contractors like Diveroli, Packouz, and Podrizki 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."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawson, Guy
Dewey number
  • 364.1/336
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9743.U5
LC item number
L39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diveroli, Efraim
  • Packouz, David
  • Podrizki, Alex
  • Illegal arms transfers
  • Arms transfers
  • United States
Label
Arms and the dudes : how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history, Guy Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hell-bent -- Save the king -- Crash and burn -- Hello! Is this Ukrspeteksport? -- Task Order 001 -- Circumvention -- Gegh -- Gjakmarrja -- 22 bunkers -- Korrupsioni -- Operation Necessity -- Gërdec -- The frame -- Epilogue
Control code
1604770
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451667592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1604770
  • (OCoLC)883147990
Label
Arms and the dudes : how three stoners from Miami Beach became the most unlikely gunrunners in history, Guy Lawson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hell-bent -- Save the king -- Crash and burn -- Hello! Is this Ukrspeteksport? -- Task Order 001 -- Circumvention -- Gegh -- Gjakmarrja -- 22 bunkers -- Korrupsioni -- Operation Necessity -- Gërdec -- The frame -- Epilogue
Control code
1604770
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451667592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1604770
  • (OCoLC)883147990

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