Afghanistan, Pakistan and the post 9/11 war economy
The post 9/11 world has created a vibrant and highly profitable war economy. Countless corporations in the West and beyond saw a unique opportunity to support American designs in the "war on terror". This has created a vast, unaccountable network of companies that have contributed little to the building of nations but a great deal to their bottom line.
I’ve just returned from Afghanistan and Pakistan investigating disaster capitalism in both nations since 9/11 for a forthcoming book and documentary. Private security and militias and privatised intelligence is now a major way the West fights its futile wars and yet this world remains largely unreported.