Andrew CockburnAndrew Cockburn
) is an Irish
journalist who has lived in the United States
for many years.
He is the author of a number of books on defense and international affairs and contributes regularly to Counterpunch
Cockburn was born in Scotland and grew up in County Cork, Ireland.
His father was the well-known socialist author and journalist Claud Cockburn.
Cockburn has written about the Middle East for the New York Review of Books and coproduced the 1991 PBS documentary on Iraq titled The War We Left Behind He lives in Washington, D.C with his wife Leslie Cockburn, a journalist and film producer with whom he has co-authored several books.
Cockburn has two brothers, Alexander Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn who are also journalists.
Cockburn's most recent book is Out of the Ashes; The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein, written together with Patrick Cockburn.