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May 26 2016

Drones, Corporations and Assassinations

I recently attended a party for investigative journalist and founding editor of The Intercept Jeremy Scahill’s new book, The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program and party it was. The Intercept staff gave talks interspersed with music and food. Glenn Greenwald, the other founding editor, appeared via live feed from Brazil. In his presentation, Jeremy discussed the new book, and the lead candidates of both parties for the presidential nomination. It was a stark honest and objective assessment and gave the audience of about 300 a lot to contemplate. None of them have clean hands. Below is Jeremy’s interview with Truthout‘s Laura Flanders. The transcript can be read here

 

Jeremy Scahill: Corporations Are Making a Killing Off US Targeted Killing
Laura Flanders, Truthout

If drone warfare has come up at all this election season, it’s been in passing. The candidates don’t differ much on the use of pilotless drones. But how is the face of war changing, and how do our peace movements need to respond?

Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and a founding editor of The Intercept. He’s the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, Dirty Wars (the book and the film), and now The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program, written with the staff of The Intercept.

Scahill joined me recently for a conversation that ranged from “death by metadata,” to corporations in the kill chain and the military-industrial complex.