5/14/19 Andrew Cockburn on the Military-Industrial ‘Virus’

5/14/19 Andrew Cockburn on the Military-Industrial ‘Virus’

Andrew Cockburn comes back on the show to discuss his recent piece, “The Military-Industrial Virus.” Cockburn describes how the war planners, and even many of the officers, don’t care all that much about the men they’re sending off to fight and die in America’s wars. Mostly they’re waiting to cash in on comfortable pensions or work on the civilian side at a firm like Raytheon or Boeing. Cockburn laments how President Trump ran against the wars and the military-industrial complex, but hasn’t turned any of his good instincts into policy.

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Andrew Cockburn is the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech AssassinsFollow him on Twitter @andrewmcockburn.

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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 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,500 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

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