Andrew Cockburn

Andrew Cockburn is the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine.  An Irishman, he has covered national security topics in this country for many years.  In addition to publishing numerous books, he co-produced the 1997 feature film The Peacemaker and the 2009 documentary on the financial crisis American Casino. His latest book is  The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine. (Verso.)

Planning the Greatest Hack of All Time

In Pursuit of Clarity: the Intellect and Intellectual Integrity of Pierre Sprey

How Donald Rumsfeld Micromanaged Torture

Ernie Fitzgerald: the Man Who Waged Bureaucratic Warfare on the Pentagon

Admiral Fabuloso: Hillary, Syria and the Destructive Career of James G. Stavridis

Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015

Why Obama’s Hopes of Decapitating the Islamic State Won’t Work

Remember, Kill Chain

The Follies of a Target-Obsessed Government

Why Sanctions Don’t Work

The Big Winner in the Budget Deal

The Martyrdom of Lehman Brothers

Living (and Dying) Under Drones

Why Milošević Yielded

Why Jamie Dimon’s $2 Billion Gambling Loss Will NOT Speed Financial Reform

Pentagon as Lying Machine

The Demise of the Lincoln Derivatives Amendment

The Plot to Oust America’s Nuclear Watchdog

Assassination Blowback

Banks on the Brink


Pentagon Ecstatic Over New Chinese "Threat"

Why Summers Goes and Geithner Stays

Worth It?

Why We Should Keep the Fed Away From the Consumer: the Hurt Incident

The Prospects for Real Financial Reform Remain Remote

Wall Street’s Bad Dream

Financial Reform Bids Collapse Into Farce

The Economic Velociraptors

How the Teamsters Beat Goldman Sachs

Wall Street Snaps Its Fingers

The Crafting of a Loophole

Our Cheap Politicians

The Wall Street White House

How the U.S. Has Secretly Backed Pakistan’s Nuclear Program From Day One

What’s Wrong with the U.S. Military

Petraeus’ Iran Obsession

Democrats Okay Funds for Covert Ops: Secret Bush "Finding" Widens War on Iran

How the New England Journal of Medicine Undercounted Iraqi Civilian Deaths

Iraq’s WMD Myth

Why America Lost the War in Iraq

How Rumsfeld Micromanaged Torture

Wolfowitz’s War

In Iraq, Anyone Can Make a Bomb

Why the U.S. Probably Won’t Attack Iran

How Many Iraqis Have Died Since the US Invasion in 2003?

Meet Rahm Emmanuel, the Democrats’ New Gatekeeper

The Trail to Tehran

What He Did as a Catspaw for Teheran: How He Nearly Bankrupted Jordan; the Billions He Stands to Make Out of the New Iraq

Why the US Turned Against Their Former Golden Boy — He was Preparing a Coup! What He Did as a Catspaw for Tehran: How He Nearly Bankrupted Jordan; the Billions He Stands to Make Out of the New Iraq