Making a Killing

A nearly two-year investigation by the Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found that a handful of individuals and companies with connections to governments, multinational corporations and, sometimes, criminal syndicates in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have profited from war commerce – a growth industry whose bottom line never takes into account the lives it destroys. The journalists drew on classified intelligence files, government reports, court records and public documents and identified the individuals and companies involved in the privatization of various conflicts, and explained how they often influence the turn of world events.

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Marketing the new 'Dogs of War'

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have been fighting one of the world's longest and bloodiest terrorist wars, but it was the London financiers whose conduct now threatened Sri Lanka's national survival.

15 June, 2000 | Click here to read more Making in a killing: the Business of war investigation has been published as a book. Click here



Click to read more about the 'Making a Killing' project


Click here to read Duncan's first investigation with the ICIJ, 'Big Tobacco Smuggling'

Click to read the ICIJ's later investigation in the smuggling trade, Tobacco Underground