I’m privileged today to have Andrew Cockburn on World Focus. He’s Washington editor of Harpers Magazine. He has written a host of books on national security and produced many films with his wife, Leslie Coburn, including The Peacemaker, starring George Cloony and Nicole Kidman. One of his films of special interest to me was the 1991 documentary on the after affects of the First Gulf War, entitled The War We Left Behind, which he produced for PBS with Leslie Coburn. His most recent book is Kill Chain: The Rise of High Tech Assassinations, dealing with the evolution of drone warfare and the shift to assassination as a principle US military strategy. Kirkus reviews calls it “sharp eyed and disturbing.”
Also, Andrew has relations in this country going back to 1814. Maybe he’ll tell you about that. Welcome, Andrew Coburn.
Andrew: Thank you.
Blase: Here I am reading from the UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and emergency relief coordinator Steven O”Brien, who states: “Yemen, the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, and the Yemeni people now face the specter of famine.” Would you have any comments. (Read More)