9/11 fundamentally changed how the US conducted its military operations abroad. In order to protect the country from further terrorist attacks, controversial new laws were drafted and a new military strategy was implemented. Under the media-friendly umbrella of "surgical strikes", drone attacks and covert military operations became the order of the day. In DIRTY WARS, director Richard Rowley and investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill examine the practices, morals and results of the secret operations of the US military.
Over the course of fifteen years RICHARD ROWLEY has made multiple award-winning documentaries. His shorts and news reports are regularly featured on leading outlets including Al Jazeera, BBC and CNN. Rowley is a co-founder of the Independent Media Center.