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Drones, bureaucrats and the history of America's secret, endless war.

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Killing a leader – an important part of the enemy’s structure – actually makes life worse for you, because they’re always replaced and the person who replaces them is invariably more efficient at what they’re doing.

Journalist Andrew Cockburn traces the roots of America’s assassination-by-drone program to the Vietnam war, and explains how its global expansion was fueled by war lobbyists, secrecy and political expediency.

Andrew is author of the new book Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins.

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Andrew Cockburn

Andrew Cockburn is a writer and Washington Editor of Harper’s magazine.

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