Dirty Wars review

Investigating covert operations

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The Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) first came to attention in 2011 when it shot Osama Bin Laden.

But as journalist Jeremy Scahill reveals in Rick Rowley’s doc, this covert organisation has been slipping into other countries to make “targeted killings” of terror suspects for years.

The collateral damage includes pregnant women, Americans and babies. Though awkwardly assembled, with an overemphatic voiceover, it’s chilling stuff.

If the American government can sanction pre-emptive political murders anywhere in the world, what else are they capable of?

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.