Kill Chain The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins By Andrew Cockburn

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  • ISBN-10: 1250081637
  • ISBN-13: 9781250081636
  • Book Quality: Paperback
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  • Book Name: Kill Chain The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins
  • Book Author : ( i ) Andrew Cockburn
  • Book Publishers: : Verso Books Publishing company
  • Publish Date: (March 8, 2016)
  • Format: Hand Book
  • Language: English
  • Category: British-Irish journalist
  • Edition: Reprint Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Book Code: 501
  • ISBN-10: 1250081637
  • ISBN-13: 9781250081636
  • Book Quality: Paperback

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Dimensions 12 × 6 × 3 in
Book Binding

Paperback

Pages

336

Book Code

501

ISBN-13

9781250081636

Book Publishers:

Verso Books Publishing company

About Book

An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing

Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. Kill Chain uncovers the real and extraordinary story; its origins in long-buried secret programs, the breakthroughs that made UAV operations possible, the ways in which the technology works and, despite official claims, does not work. Taking the reader inside the well-guarded world of national security, the book reveals the powerful interests – military, CIA and corporate – that have led the drive to kill individuals by remote control. Most importantly of all, the book describes what has really happened when the theories underpinning the strategy — and the multi-billion dollar contracts they spawn — have been put to the test. Drawing on sources deep in the military and intelligence establishments, Andrew Cockburn’s Kill Chain unveils the true effects, as demonstrated by bloody experience, of assassination warfare, a revelation that readers will find surprising as well as shocking.

Andrew Cockburn

Andrew Cockburn Born in London in 1947, Cockburn grew up in County Cork, Ireland. His father was socialist author and journalist Claud Cockburn. His mother, Patricia Evangeline Anne , was the granddaughter of British colonial administrator Henry Arthur Blake and British politician George Arbuthnot; she had written an autobiography, Figure of Eight. Cockburn is a descendant of British-Jewish Whig politician and actor Ralph Bernal (1783–1854). Cockburn was educated at Glenalmond College, Perthshire, and Worcester College, Oxford.

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