August 2016: War Dogs

Official CBC August 2016 selection:

War Dogs (film title)
Dir. Todd Phillips

Arms and Dudes (book title)
Written by Guy Lawson

In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach won a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Incredibly, instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, and Alex Podrizki—the dudes—bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammunition from Balkan gunrunners. The dudes then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of shoddy Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul—until they were caught by Pentagon investigators and the scandal turned up on the front page of The New York Times.

Book purchase links:

Arms and the Dudes by Guy Lawson
Strand Book Store
Three Lives
Amazon

War Dogs trailer (movie release August 19, 2016)

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