In 'Merchant of death', two journalists tell the story of Viktor Bout, the Russian weapons supplier whose global network has changed the way modern warfare is fought. Bout's vast enterprise of guns, planes, and money has fueled internecine slaughter in Africa and aided both militant Islamic fanatics in Afghanistan and the American military in Iraq. While the world celebrated the end of the Cold War, Bout - and those like him - quietly built up a new, complex, and deadly international war system. The West has done little to dismantle this incredible, transnational empire that has provided essential support to despots, insurgents, and terrorists around the world. This book details how a small circle of U.S. officials and international investigators worked doggedly to shut down Bout's arms pipelines, only to be trumped by Bout's ingenuity and by their own inability - and, in some cases, unwillingness - to confront the dark side of the new world order.
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Subtítulo: MINEY, GUNS, PLANES, AND THE MAN WHO MAKES WAR POS