Stories by Trevor Aaronson

Trevor Aaronson is author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism (Ig Publishing, January 2013). He is also co-director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. subscribe to Trevor Aaronson's feed

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: Ig Publishing

The FBI is under pressure to capture terrorists, even where none exist. So they work with some of the worst criminals to entrap losers that likely pose no real threat.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2013, Source: Ig Publishing

In the ten years following 9/11, the FBI and the Justice Department convicted more than 150 people following sting operations, though few had any connection to real terrorists.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?