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This name covers subject matters starting from Halliburton's very important challenge because the logistical spine of the U.S. career in Iraq - with out it there should be no conflict or profession - to its function in masking up gang-rape between its team of workers in Baghdad. "Halliburton's Army" is a devastating reveal of company malfeasance and political cronyism. In surprising aspect it exhibits how Halliburton and its former subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) quite do enterprise in Iraq, and worldwide. Pratap Chatterjee-one of the world's top specialists on company crime, fraud, and corruption-shows how Halliburton/KBR gained, after which misplaced, its agreement in Iraq. He brings us contained in the Pentagon conferences, the place senior officers made the choice to ship Halliburton to Iraq, and explains what favours Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld did for the corporate. He travels to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey, Uzbekistan, the United Arab Emirates, and previous Yugoslavia to explain firsthand the freewheeling methods of the corporate and its myriad subcontractors: from bribes, graft, skimming, offshore subsidiaries, and bosses major the excessive lifestyles with smuggled alcohol in Kuwait to racing yachts in Thailand. "Halliburtons Army" is a hair-raising research into one of many world's such a lot deadly corporations-essential examining for a person all in favour of the nexus of non-public businesses, executive, and conflict.

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Rumsfeld and Robson immediately called a press conference the following day. “The lemonade was free. The strawberries and the chewing gum were, too. These confections, offered at a press conference by G. D. 55 “The sweetener is aspartame, a food additive approved Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration. ” And indeed aspartame, which had by then cost the company an astronomical $70 million, became a runaway best-seller, making the company $336 million in 1983. Rumsfeld was hailed as Outstanding Chief Executive Officer in the Pharmaceutical Industry from the Wall Street Transcript in 1980 and Financial World in 1981.

But he wasn’t. Rumsfeld, I think, was just a plugger. ”31 Two other wrestlers—Phil Harvey and Ken Hunt—told the magazine a story of a legendary fight between Rumsfeld and Hunt in the finals of the Eastern Intercollegiate championship in 1953. “The gym was packed—people were right down on the mats,” Hunt said, “almost like the kids at Duke basketball games. It was quite a jovial get-together. But Don was quite serious. Even in those days, gosh, he was a very intense guy. . I think I was ahead eight-zip or eight-two,” Hunt said.

In some ways, squash offers a window into Mr. Rumsfeld’s complicated psyche, revealing much about his stubborn competitiveness and seemingly limitless stamina. Pentagon officials and employees say Mr. ” Indeed Rumsfeld himself has said that his military plans for invading Iraq were influenced by his squash playing. The same could be said of his political career. S. ”35 This aggressive style also won the devotion of a quiet intern, Dick Cheney, who would work for Rumsfeld as an aide, then as a protégé, and eventually become a friend and, finally, Rumsfeld’s boss.

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