Spencer Ackerman

national security correspondent and author of “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump”

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Spencer Ackerman is a senior national security correspondent for the Daily Beast.

A former reporter for Wired magazine's 'Danger Room' blog, where he covered national security, he has also reported for the Washington Independent and American Prospect, and served as associate editor for the New Republic.

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Sunday is the 20th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Along with the government con to sell it to the public, the war launched a still-current age of grift.

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“The War on Terror isn't a departure from American history.

‘Reign of Terror’ author on how 9/11 era and war destabilized US and enabled President Trump

“The War on Terror isn't a departure from American history.

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OC Republican Dana Rohrabacher's relations with Russians

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