Scott interviews Arthur Holland Michel about his new book on the emerging drone surveillance technology capable of watching entire cities at once. The technology was first developed to help prevent IED attacks on American soldiers in Iraq, but researchers and intelligence officers soon realized they could apply the same technology to domestic surveillance. Today several American cities already deploy this terrifyingly powerful system against their own citizens.
Discussed on the show:
- Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All
- Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins
- “Enemy of the State (1998)” (IMDb)
- “The Assassination Complex” (The Intercept)
- Hunter Killer: The True Story of the Drone Mission That Killed Anwar al-Awlaki
Arthur Holland Michel is a journalist, research, and the co-director of the Center for the Study of Drones at Bard College. He is the author of Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All. Follow him on Twitter @WriteArthur.
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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. Visit https://scotthorton.org