The Halliburton Agenda

The Halliburton Agenda

The Politics of Oil and Money

Book - 2004
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The author of the bestseller The Iron Triangle untangles a web of political back scratching in one of the world's most powerful companies
Halliburton-a Texas oil-field company Dick Cheney ran before he became Vice President-has courted controversy for the better part of the twentieth century, but only recently has it received intense media scrutiny. In The Halliburton Agenda, Halliburton and its subsidiaries form the foundation of a fascinating story of influence peddling and behind-the-scenes political maneuvering that has only increased in momentum over the last decade-culminating in a firestorm of problems arising as soon as Cheney took office.
This intriguing book shows readers where Halliburton has been doing business and with whom-topping the list so far are Iran, Iraq, and Libya. It also reveals how this juggernaut of a corporation has engaged in a cycle of profits that begins by selling products and services to potential terrorist states, contracting with the federal government during times of war against those states, then gaining valuable rebuilding contracts to help repair those states. It will also show how a Halliburton subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root, has become an indispensable part of the U.S. military, so much so that the two are indistinguishable at times.
Halliburton is one of the first American companies to recognize the importance of aligning itself with powerful politicians, heavily contributing to campaigns, then cashing in on lucrative government contracts. Engaging and informative, The Halliburton Agenda carefully explores the arc of the company's success, its use of political affiliation, and the scope of its international business.

Baker & Taylor
An examination of the Halliburton Corporation, the company Vice President Dick Cheney ran before assuming office, details the role this powerful corporation plays in international business and its close relationship with the United States government and military.

Book News
Following upon his earlier The Iron Triangle, Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group , business journalist Briody turns his attention to another corporation intimately linked with the national security state, Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton. The growth of Halliburton cannot be understood without looking at its assiduous cultivation of links into the halls of power, especially the military, suggest Briody. He chronicles the company's activities from its founding; through its purchase of Kellogg, Brown & Root, which had already perfected the insider game; and on to its involvement in George Bush's war in Iraq. He also details the many incidents of war-profiteering and other scandals surrounding the company and its subsidiary, some dating back to World War II. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

An examination of the Halliburton Corporation, the company Vice President Dick Cheney ran before assuming office, details the role this powerful corporation plays in international business and its close relationship with the United States government and military. 100,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2004
ISBN: 9780471638605
0471638609
Branch Call Number: 338.7622 BRI
Characteristics: xiii, 290 p. ; 24 cm

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