TALK SHOW WITH HARPER SIMON | EPISODE 36

High-Tech Assassins: The Rise of Drone Warfare & the Evolution of US Assassinations with Andrew Cockburn

What have the wars against Al Qaeda & ISIS, and the manhunt of Osama Bin Laden accomplished? Drone strikes, Obama's shortcomings, and the reasons to stop getting involved in Middle East politics are explored with Andrew Cockburn.


Guest Bio

Andrew Cockburn is the Washington Editor of Harper’s magazine and the author of many articles and books on national security, including the New York Times Editor’s Choice Rumsfeld and The Threat, which destroyed the myth of Soviet military superiority underpinning the Cold War. He is a regular opinion contributor to the Los Angeles Times and has written for, among others, the New York Times, National Geographic and the London Review of Books.


What have the wars against Al Qaeda & ISIS, and the manhunt of Osama Bin Laden accomplished? Drone strikes, Obama’s shortcomings, and the reasons to stop getting involved in Middle East politics are explored with Andrew Cockburn. The author of KILL CHAIN: THE RISE OF HIGH-TECH ASSASSINS explains the misconceptions about Islamic jihadism and how the West keeps blundering in the region needlessly, and why you shouldn’t raise your expectations much for the 2016 election. From ongoing missteps to what-if anything-to look forward to from Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election are discussed with Harper Simon in this uncensored episode of TALK SHOW.