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Cockburn, Andrew 1947-

Works: 38 works in 222 publications in 9 languages and 7,420 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Local history  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Director
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Most widely held works about Andrew Cockburn
Most widely held works by Andrew Cockburn
Out of the ashes : the resurrection of Saddam Hussein by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on the authors' firsthand experiences on the ground inside Iraq (often under fire) and their interviews with key players - ranging from members of Saddam's own family to senior officials of the CIA - Out of the Ashes tells what happened when the smoke cleared from the battlefields of the Gulf War. Leaders of the uprising that almost toppled the dictator describe the desperate mission they undertook to plead for American help and how they were turned away. We learn of Saddam's secret plan to fool and corrupt the UN weapons inspectors and how the scheme initially went awry. Senior U.S. intelligence officials explain what they really thought of the Iraqi opposition movement they helped to create. An agent on the CIA payroll recounts his exploits planting bombs in Baghdad." "While U.S. officials grappled with the ongoing crisis of Saddam's survival, the Iraqi leader himself presided over a regime dominated by his own terrifying family. Here is the full story of that family - "animals," as one former intimate describes them - and its vicious feuds, including the downfall of the man who once stood at Saddam's right hand."--Jacket
The threat : inside the Soviet military machine by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

36 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on interviews with emigres, samizdat, and U.S. intelligence sources for a picture of the functions and dysfunctions of today's Soviet military machine
Kill chain : the rise of the high-tech assassins by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time in our military history, how we wage war is being built around a single strategy: the tracking and elimination of "high value targets"--in other words, assassination by military drone. Kill Chain is the story of how this new paradigm came to be, from WWII to the present; revealing the inner workings of these military technologies; introducing the key figures behind the transformation as well as the people on whom these deadly technologies have been tested; and illuminating the effects of drone warfare on our global image. This book will shed new light on the subject, from drone development in WWII and their use in the Vietnam War, to their embrace by the Bush administration and their controversial use by President Obama today. Cockburn will detail the corporate and political agendas that have effectively legitimized the once-banned practice of assassination, and the devastating effects of drone strikes gone awry"--
Dangerous liaison : the inside story of the U.S.-Israeli covert relationship by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on "Operation KK Mountain, by which Israelis gathered intelligence for the CIA in Third World countries--Turkey, Iran, Uganda under Idi Amin, Zaire ... Israeli arms deals and anti-terror training of Medellin cartel commandos in Colombia, contras in Honduras and military squads in Guatemala ... South African-Israeli cooperation on nuclear and other military matters ... the American role in Israel's acquisition of a nuclear capability."
Rumsfeld : his rise, fall, and catastrophic legacy by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Rumsfeld, who as secretary of defense oversaw the army, navy, air force, and marines from 2001 to December 2006, is widely blamed for the catastrophic state of America's involvement in Iraq. Here, Washington insider Cockburn details Rumsfeld's decisions in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and also shows how his political legacy stretches back decades and will reach far into the future. Relying on sources that include high-ranking officials in the Pentagon and the White House, this book goes far beyond previous accounts to reveal a man consumed with the urge to dominate each and every human encounter, and whose aggressive ambition has long been matched by his inability to display genuine leadership or accept responsibility for egregious error.--From publisher description
Journey through hallowed ground : birthplace of the American ideal by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights historically significant people, places, and events along the corridor from Charlottesville, Virginia, to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, including Civil War battlefields, Harper's Ferry and other towns, and the seven presidents who lived in the region
One point safe by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Soviet Union collapsed, the cold war may have come to an end. But the deadly Soviet nuclear arsenal with thousands of warheads and hundreds of tons of plutonium, continues to sit virtually unguarded, presenting the world with a new and even more terrifying nuclear threat. And it's not just criminals, extremists, or terrorists who are now in a position to place us all at risk. It is also Russia's high military command, who see their colleagues in other departments making millions off the privatization of industry; and it's the officers in charge of underguarded weapons stockpiles, unable to compete with the post-Communist new rich; and it's the very guards manning the night watch, whose bellies ache from hunger. From the vaults of the National Security Council to the headquarters of the mysterious Twelfth Department in the Russian Ministry of Defense, the authors take the reader on a tour of deadly potentialities: couriers crossing Central Europe with suitcases full of materials more lethal than any virus; a Siberian warehouse littered with the raw material of twenty-three thousand Hiroshimas; the fanatical terrorist who has already built one radioactive bomb. Then it is revealed how U.S. intelligence has realized with horror that among those involved in the business of nuclear smuggling is an organization born out of the old KGB, headed by a man described by one high-ranking official as "the most dangerous man in the world."
Saddam Hussein : an American obsession by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the outset of the 1991 Gulf War, US leaders resolved that "Iraqis will pay the price", so long as Saddam Hussein remained in power. This book makes chillingly clear just how terrible that price has been. Eleven years ago Saddam was caught by surprise by the allied attack; his preparations since September 11 show that lessons have been learnt. In a substantial new prologue the authors analyse Saddam's preparations and the terrifying consequences of a military invasion of Iraq. -- Publisher description
Kill chain : the rise of the high-tech assassins by Andrew Cockburn( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination, yet few understand how and why it has become our principal way of waging war. Kill Chain uncovers the real and extraordinary story of drone warfare--its origins in long-buried secret programs, the breakthroughs which made drone operations possible, the ways in which the technology works, and, despite official claims, does not work. Taking the listener 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 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 within 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 and shocking
Rumsfeld : an American disaster by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 2006 US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was sacked, his disastrous running of the war in Iraq being held responsible for the American public's loss of faith in the Bush administration. The author reveals that Rumsfeld's political legacy stretches back decades and speculates as to where his career might take him now
American casino( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary chronicling the subprime-mortgage scandal and subsequent financial collapse in 2008-2009, from the points of view of Wall Street players and homeowners trapped by subprime loans
Die sowjetische Herausforderung : Macht und Ohnmacht der militärischen Giganten ; wie stark ist die Sowjet-Armee: an Kampfkraft, Waffen, Technologie, Aufbau, Organisation, Logistik, in Führung, Kadern und Mannschaften by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heer - Kriegspotential : Sowjetunion
Kill chain : drone and the rise of high-tech assassins by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 consequences of targeted killing. Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination
Guns, drugs and the CIA( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CIA and its role in international drug dealings
The War we left behind( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the devastating effects of the Persian Gulf War on the people of Iraq
L'énigme Saddam by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enquête de terrain au coeur du système irakien : son armement, les deux tentatives d'assassinat manquées contre Saddam Hussein, comment celui-ci parvient à tenir tête aux Etats-Unis. Mais aussi où il se cache, le rôle de sa famille, ses méthodes pour se maintenir au pouvoir, les réseaux terroristes sur lesquels il s'appuie, son arsenal chimique
Amicizie pericolose : storia segreta dei rapporti tra Cia e Mossad dal '48 alla Guerra del Golfo by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel--the covert connection( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the United States-Israel strategic alliance and examines Israel's secret military role in Central America, Africa, and the Middle East. Focuses on Israeli arms sales to Iran, South Africa, and military governments in Central America, the U.S. government's knowledge of these arrangements, and the operation of Israeli secret intelligence in the United States
Kill chain : drones and the rise of high-tech assassins by Andrew Cockburn( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This house believes the pro-Israeli lobby has successfully stifled Western debate about Israel's actions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Doha Debates were invited by the Oxford Union to stage an event on May 1st, 2007 in their debating chamber at Oxford University in the UK. The Oxford Union is one of the most famous debating societies in the world where past guest speakers have included Richard Nixon, Malcolm X, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama and Yasser Arafat amongst others. Its stated aims are 'to promote debate and discussion, not just in Oxford University but across the globe' and as the Doha Debates are modeled on the Oxford Union debates, it was a fitting location for the first ever Doha Debate to be held outside Qatar. A group of 15 students and recent graduates from high schools and universities in Doha traveled to the United Kingdom for the event. They joined students from Oxford in the audience to question the speakers. The Doha students also attended a series of educational and cultural events including debating skill workshops held by the Oxford Union members. The motion debated was: 'This House believes the pro-Israeli lobby has successfully stifled Western debate about Israel's actions' and it was passed by two-thirds of the audience. The Debate took place amid mounting controversy over the role of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States and accusations that it has suppressed criticism of Israel - a charge that the lobby vigorously denies. Norman Finkelstein, an American academic and a leading critic of Israeli policies, argued in favour of the motion claiming that the pro-Israel lobby sows confusion to avoid being held to account. The journalist and writer Andrew Cockburn also supported this view, claiming there are 'red lines' in discussing Israel that no politician or journalist in the US would dare cross for fear of being demonised or driven out of public life. Dr. Martin Indyk, former US Ambassador to Israel and Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, argued strongly against the motion, saying that the recent 'firestorms' around President Carter's book and the Walt and Mearsheimer report on the Israel lobby are proof of a lively debate on the subject . His fellow panellist David Aaronovitch, the British journalist and broadcaster, dismissed accusations of conspiracy around the lobby and said that there simply isn't a lobby in the UK in the same way that there is in the United States
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Out of the ashes : the resurrection of Saddam Hussein
Rumsfeld : his rise, fall, and catastrophic legacyJourney through hallowed ground : birthplace of the American idealOne point safeSaddam Hussein : an American obsessionRumsfeld : an American disaster
Alternative Names
Andrew Cockburn Amerikaans journalist (1947-)

Andrew Cockburn journalist born in Ireland, who has lived in the United States for many years

Cockburn, Andrew i Leslie.

Kukbīrn, Andrū 1947-

Эндрю Кокберн

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أندرو كوكبيرن، 1947-

كوكبورن، اندرو، 1947-


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