Arms and the Dudes
In January 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach were put in charge of a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, and Alex Podrizki— the dudes—bought cheap communist-style surplus ammunitions from Balkan gunrunners. The dudes then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of ancient 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.
"Guy Lawson's Arms and the Dudes is a triumph of investigative storytelling."
- Rajiv Chandrasekar, Author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City and Little America