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Scott talks with journalist Nick Turse about a series of articles he wrote to mark Henry Kissinger’s 100th birthday. Scott and Turse reflect on all the destructive policies Kissinger helped enact during his long career in government and try to determine how many deaths he is responsible for. Turse also reveals some new information he discovered about the U.S. bombing campaign in Cambodia and talks about the time he confronted Kissinger directly about his war crimes.
Discussed on the show:
- “Blood on his Hands: Survivors of Kissinger’s Secret War in Cambodia Reveal Unreported Mass Killings” (The Intercept)
- “Notorious 1973 Attack Killed Many More Than Previously Known” (The Intercept)
- “U.S. Blamed the Press for Military Looting in Cambodia” (The Intercept)
- “Transcripts of Kissinger’s Calls Reveal His Culpability” (The Intercept)
Nick Turse is a contributing writer for The Intercept. He is the author most recently of Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan and of the bestselling Kill Anything That Moves. Follow him on Twitter @nickturse
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