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The Assassination Complex - Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program-logo

The Assassination Complex - Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program

Jeremy Scahill

Major revelations about the US government's drone program - best-selling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy. When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an "imminent" threat is present and there is "near certainty" that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been trust, but don't verify. The online magazine The Intercept exploded this secrecy when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military's kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. The classified documents reveal that Washington's 14-year targeted killing campaign suffers from an overreliance on flawed signals intelligence, an apparently incalculable civilian toll, and an inability to extract potentially valuable intelligence from terror suspects. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public and insulated from democratic debate. The Assassination Complex allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal. The book includes original contributions from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden. Download the accompanying reference guide.

Major revelations about the US government's drone program - best-selling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy. When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an "imminent" threat is present and there is "near certainty" that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been trust, but don't verify. The online magazine The Intercept exploded this secrecy when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military's kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. The classified documents reveal that Washington's 14-year targeted killing campaign suffers from an overreliance on flawed signals intelligence, an apparently incalculable civilian toll, and an inability to extract potentially valuable intelligence from terror suspects. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public and insulated from democratic debate. The Assassination Complex allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal. The book includes original contributions from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden. Download the accompanying reference guide.
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Major revelations about the US government's drone program - best-selling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy. When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an "imminent" threat is present and there is "near certainty" that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been trust, but don't verify. The online magazine The Intercept exploded this secrecy when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military's kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. The classified documents reveal that Washington's 14-year targeted killing campaign suffers from an overreliance on flawed signals intelligence, an apparently incalculable civilian toll, and an inability to extract potentially valuable intelligence from terror suspects. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public and insulated from democratic debate. The Assassination Complex allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal. The book includes original contributions from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden. Download the accompanying reference guide.

Language:

English

Narrators:

The Staff of The Intercept, George Newbern

Length:

5h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:12