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Andrew Cockburn is the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of several nonfiction books, including his latest, The Spoils of War: Power, Profit and the American War Machine (2021). He also published Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins (2016). He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Playboy, Vanity Fair, and National Geographic, among other publications.
He has also produced numerous documentary films, principally in partnership with his wife Leslie Cockburn, including American Casino (2009), a feature-length documentary on the financial crisis of 2007–2008. His film The Red Army, produced for PBS in 1981, was the first in-depth report on the serious deficiencies of Soviet military power and won a Peabody Award.