Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning journalist with The Independent, discusses the US airdrop to resupply Kurdish fighters battling ISIS for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani; Turkey’s reluctance to help the Kurds; and the US’s ridiculous anti-ISIS coalition.
Shane Bauer, a reporter in Mother Jones‘ San Francisco bureau, discusses his investigation of a SWAT team training competition in the San Francisco area and his article “The Making of the Warrior Cop.”
Andrew Cockburn, author of Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy, discusses his article “Flying Blind: The U.S. air-power lobby, botched bombing missions, and bootless combat.“
Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law and author of National Security and Double Government, discusses his article “Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.“
Eric Margolis, journalist and author of American Raj, discusses the attack on Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa; provocative Russian military maneuvers by air and sea; and how the West helped Saddam Hussein’s Iraq obtain biological weapons.More Interviews
Today’s show: Shane Bauer and Patrick Cockburn 12-3 eastern time
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