11/11/18 Andrea Carboni on an Accurate Estimate of the Death Toll in Yemen

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Andrea Carboni from ACLED Data comes on the show to talk about their casualty estimates for the war in Yemen. “10,000” is the number that has been used for the last few years, but that’s exactly why it can’t possibly be right. ACLED estimates that there have actually been at least 50,000 combatant plus civilian deaths, but that is a very conservative estimate and the number is likely much higher, perhaps around 80,000. Of course, accurate counts are difficult, particularly in remote and rural parts of the country.

Discussed on the show:

  • “ACLED Methodology and Coding Decisions around the Yemen Civil War” (ACLED)
  • “1/5/18 The UN’s Jamie McGoldrick on the state of affairs in Yemen” (Libertarian Institute)
  • Iraq Body Count
  • “Targeting Islamists: Assassinations In South Yemen” (ACLED)

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Scott Horton is Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, podcasts the Scott Horton Show from scotthorton.org, and is the Opinion Editor of Antiwar.com. He’s conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003. He is also the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017). He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.