THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Wednesday Nov 19 ANN HAGEDORN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19; 7 PM ANN HAGEDORN will introduce her newest nonfiction book, The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security. She shows the reader that private security is a bona fide industry that has become indispensable to American foreign...
  2. Saturday Nov 22 SANTA CLAUS ARRIVES AT THE GREENE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22; AT DUSK SANTA CLAUS arrives at The Greene for the lighting of the outdoor Holiday Tree in The Greene Town Center. Bring the kids!...
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ANN HAGEDORN

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19; 7 PM
ANN HAGEDORN
will introduce her newest nonfiction book, The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security. She shows the reader that private security is a bona fide industry that has become indispensable to American foreign and military policy. The pivotal moment in this story came when the United States found itself in a prolonged war with Iraq and the government relied on private security contractors to supplement the military. They eventually exceeded traditional troops in what some now regard as America’s first contractor war.

She profiles members of Congress who recognize the risks of our dependence on private contractors but have been unable even to determine the true scope of our dependence. Ann hopes the book will inspire a long-overdue national dialogue about the poorly understood international industry on which much of our security now rests. S&S

Ann Hagedorn is the award-winning author of four previous books: Wild Ride, Ransom, Beyond the River, and Savage Peace.