Wardogs: Two Guys In Their Twenties Running Guns for the US Goverment

Todd Phillips’ new film WarDogs follows two 20-something Miami Beach stoners who land a $300 million deal with the U.S. government to arm the Afghan military during the Iraq War.

It sounds outrageous, and as you’re about to see from the trailer, looks outrageous. But it’s based on a true story documented by Guy Lawson in a 2011 Rolling Stone profile (and his subsequent 2015 book Arms and the Dudes).

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Played by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, said stoners Efraim Diveroli and partner David Packouz, beat Fortune 500 giants like General Dynamics to score a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.

The story that ensues is nothing short of fascinating, as the greed, embargoes and acquaintances get the better of the pair. The article (below) from Rolling Stone is a seriously good read if you’ve got a spare 25mins spare. In the meantime check out the trailer. Looks like it’s going to be a corker.

Source: Rolling Stone

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