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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 conseuences of targeted killingAssassination 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;. The author takes us on a very thorough exploration of the subject of the US drone strategy He examines the issue from 3 perspectives militaryhistorical political and technological Going back to WW2 and in particular Vietnam he reviews the military strategy of going after high value targets which started out as infrastructure targets but are now persons explores the gradual changes in technology that have resulted in the current drone and surveillance technology and discusses the politics of military procurement strategy and counter terrorism He is especially critical of the limitations of drone imaging technology and of the strategy of attacking key terrorist individuals and the resulting civilian casualties Along the way he also mentions the abuses of military procurement and the failures of military strategy in Ira and Afghanistan While I do not always agree with his conclusions this book was well written well researched and uite revealing Well worth reading if you are interested in what is currently our foremost anti terrorist weapon

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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. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what America does with drone and how they are a literal bully that kills people all across the world The wars they fight are not because they are altruistic or even want to protect their own people but because the military companies the defence areas army navy etc want money They are literally creating wars and killing people all across the world for money There are multiple reports that shows that certain drones don t even work at all and what do they do Make the respective military group spend BILLIONS of dollars on a literal bunch of metal scraps People across in the Middle East are dying because the drone decided they were part of a terrorist group Ding dong wrong they were children or people at a wedding The US government thinks they can just gather intelligence and feed it into a drone that will decide to kill everyone in the radius while promoting pin point accuracy I never trusted the bs the American government or the CIA puts out but now I call utter bullshit on anything they say including everyone s favourite ObamaSo yeah read this book if you want to be educated about he real world Very easy to read and the author did a lot of research and interviewed so many relevant people

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Its origins in long buried secret programs the breakthroughs that made drone 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. Those with strong opinions on the US increasingly freuent use of military drones should read this informative review of the history of unmanned warfare it goes back farther than you d think The facts largely support the popular narrative that drones are highly imprecise far reaching in collateral damage and used with astonishing insouciance Amazingly our military has no problem with a drone strike on a high level target that results in up to 29 civilian casualties 30 or and you need a special permit


10 thoughts on “Kill Chain

  1. says:

    tl;dr Starting back in WWII Cockburn assiduously documents the origins of drone program's targeted assassinations diving not only into the flawed weapons systems themselves but the misbegotten logic that underpins their useIn Kill Chain Andr

  2. says:

    An accessible and well written history of drone warfare from the perspective of the policymakers targeters pilots targets and unintended victims Cockburn argues that drone warfare is not as effective discriminate and cheap as its proponents claimCocksburn argues that rather than completely revolutionary and unprecedented drone warfare has roo

  3. says:

    The author takes us on a very thorough exploration of the subject of the US drone strategy He examines the issue from 3 perspectives militaryhistorical political and technological Going back to WW2 and in particular Vietnam he reviews the mili

  4. says:

    Those with strong opinions on the US' increasingly freuent use of military drones should read this informative review of the history of unmanned warfare it goes back farther than you'd think The facts largely support the popular narrative that drones are highly imprecise far reaching in collateral damage and used with astonishing insouciance Amazingly our military has no problem with a drone strike on a high level target that results in up

  5. says:

    I learned a lot from this book and now feel I have been hopelessly naive I had always uestioned the morality of drone warfare someone sitting thousands of miles away deciding a person should die and also killing whoever was unfortunate enough to be anywhere near them but I had foolishly believed these multi million dollar weapons were at least fit for purpose I am left horrified at the countless millions spent on usel

  6. says:

    People tend to split into two groups those who attack George W Bush as the fascist stupid monster who dragged an unwilling America into two foreign wars and those who attack Barrack H Obama as the socialist destroyer of our democracy who is coming for our guns Unfortunately both men's foreign policy should be

  7. says:

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what America does with drone and how they are a literal bully that kills people all across the world The wars they fight are not because they are altruistic or even want to protect their own people but because the military companies the defence areas army navy etc want mon

  8. says:

    Unlike dry histories Andrew breathes life into our long path of corruption to modern assassination techniues Through rich storytelling he creates a relationship with the actors in Washington and the corporations that pulle

  9. says:

    Terrific book that details the history of our reliance on technology The author details how the US military and intelligence community slowly moved away from a reliance on humans for information and decision making and swayed to technology Fu

  10. says:

    Very one sided and negative Contradictory in that one minute the author states the technology doesn't work or live up to it's claims and the next that it is too effective and being directed by unfeeling heartless pyschopaths From listening to the author every strike is a mistake that is too easy to make

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