Spencer Ackerman

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:29
This article discusses a new study that states that the U.S.-backed Afghan government could compel the Taliban to pursue peace once they regain control of at least 80% of Afghan districts.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 07:12
Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the strikes were a limited reprisal to defend the USS Mason and the principle of freedom of navigation in the Bab al-Mandeb waterway and are not connected to the broader conflict in Yemen.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:06
The Pentagon is due to release a report on an internal investigation into one of the most infamous episodes of the war in Afghanistan: a special operations airstrike on a hospital in the north of the country last year that left 42 civilians dead.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:16
Lawyers confirm extended co-operation from man who secretly pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in New York two years ago
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 00:00
“It’s not so much about having or using the armed capabilities in SOUTHCOM in the near-term as it is making sure the system doesn’t get pigeonholed as being just for Afghanistan or Iraq,” says Peter Singer
Friday, April 6, 2012 - 00:00
With the bang of a gavel on Thursday, a judge in New York ended Viktor Bout's reign as the so-called "Merchant of Death," an arms dealer who fueled conflict everywhere from Afghanistan to Colombia to Libya.
Friday, March 18, 2011 - 00:00
According to a previously undisclosed agreement between President Barack Obama and his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, the Pentagon is authorized to fly unmanned surveillance flights over Mexico.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 00:00
Haitian President Preval authorized the U.S. Air Force to control the so-called 'slot times' for letting planes land and then depart, which the airmen set at two hours per plane