3/18/24 Andrew Cockburn on the True National Security Budget and the Plight of Julian Assange

3/18/24 Andrew Cockburn on the True National Security Budget and the Plight of Julian Assange

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Scott interviewed Andrew Cockburn about some recent articles he’s written. They start with a piece digging into the actual national security budget, which is much higher than people typically think. They also talk about the consequences of the war on terror, Julian Assange, the threat of government censorship and more.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Our Real National Security Budget” (Substack)
  • “The Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Problem” (Harper’s)

Andrew Cockburn is the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine and Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins. Follow him on Twitter @andrewmcockburn.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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