Stories by Spencer Ackerman

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Posted on: Oct 19, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Lawsuit exposes more detail what looks like a kind of paramilitary operation.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Interrogators used a technique that elicits a drowning sensation and lowers body temperature on many more detainees than the agency admits to waterboarding.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2015, Source: The Guardian

William Bradford argues that attacks on scholars’ home offices and media outlets – along with Islamic holy sites – are legitimate

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Pentagon reclaims vehicles meant for war one year after troops took to streets, but Ferguson remains exception to military-police rule.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Watchdogs shocked at ‘disconnect’ between doctors who oversaw interrogation and guidelines that gave CIA director power over medical ethics.

Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Could this small measure of justice for survivors of badge-protected brutality be the start of something big?

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Afghan opium poppy cultivation is up despite the infamous mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater being paid $569m by the Pentagon to stop it.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015, Source: The Guardian

A secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror right here in America.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Richard Zuley oversaw a shocking military interrogation that has become a permanent stain on America.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Memoir serialized by Guardian tells how Mohamedou Ould Slahi endured savage beatings, death threats and sexual humiliation.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Report released by Senate concludes CIA repeatedly lied about brutal techniques in years after 9/11

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: The Guardian

The speculation about reasons and a successor begins.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Laura Poitras unpacks a historic intel controversy.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey say US is ‘at war’ with Isis, which will ‘threaten our homeland’

Posted on: Jun 28, 2014, Source: The Guardian

"These are critical numbers to review when talking about a program that sweeps in the records of hundreds of millions of Americans."

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Members vote 293 to 121 to stop NSA performing warrantless searches of data collected under foreign surveillance program.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2014, Source: The Guardian

275 are going to provide support and security for U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: The Guardian

In a bombshell statement, Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of potentially violating the US constitution and of criminal activity.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Secretary of state John Kerry says US troops will not return to aid Iraqis they once trained in battle to regain Sunni province.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Snowden: “I acted on my belief that the NSA's mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge..."

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013, Source: The Guardian

President suggests missile strikes could lead to longer-term mission after political negotiations in Washington.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: The Guardian

General Martin Dempsey, top military officer, warns senators that each option under consideration would be costly and uncertain.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008, Source: Washington Independent

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this week, answers about the Bush administration's "enhanced interrogations" finally came to light.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: The American Prospect

Democrats should not have to act like Republicans to pass some test on national security. It's time to end the politics of fear.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006, Source: The Nation

Five years after 9/11, Muslim-American men are still being arrested on flimsy charges and accused of being terrorists.