Spencer Ackerman

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Name: Spencer Ackerman
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

As Endless War Drags On, US Has No Plans to Release Secret Prisoners Kept in Afghanistan

As the U.S. cements a pact to maintain troops in Afghanistan following their reported withdrawal at the end of the year, a top U.S. official has admitted that the military also has no set plan to release the secret prisoners held captive in that coun ... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Mr President, will you tell us the truth? 8 questions we must ask Obama about secret war | Trevor Timm

Barack Obama spoke publicly at the United Nations several times this week. He did not take questions. He hasn’t since he approved air strikes. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPAIn case you missed it, the US military expanded its war on Isis into a second ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Manufacturing Excuses So Iran Can Get Nukes

Manufacturing Excuses So Iran Can Get Nukes Spencer Ackerman of the  Washington Post , in a February 24, 2012 essay,  quotes intelligence officials : "Calm down, Iran's missiles can't (and won't) hit the East Coast." Former CIA Mideast analyst Paul ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 26 2014]
Entities: Iran, Manufacturing, missile
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Petition to Obama Administration: End the Harassment and Targeting of Reporters

Imagine the United States without independent reporters. Where would the news come from? Press releases and corporate statements? Government-run media? And more importantly, what would we have missed over the last century? Watergate , COINTELPRO , the ... [Published Electronic Frontier Foundation - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

5. Eggplant eating journos unite!  “I need a Monday night eggplant dinner plan. Help please?” — Phoebe Connelly, senior producer, WaPo‘s PostTV. TheGuardian‘s Spencer Ackerman quickly replied, “I got something for you. Check email shortly.” — To which ... [Published The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Rese ... - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Read Stuff, You Should: Biden's Future in Politics

Happy Birthday to Anthony Mackie , 36.Thirteen innings of Giants/Dodgers in the last week of the season, when it means something to both teams? Yes, please. But for those who don’t care, there’s also the good stuff:1. Julia Azari sets the question of ... [Published Bloomberg View - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Syria says US gave notice of airstrikes

09/23/2014 Spencer Ackerman, U.S. national security editor at The Guardian, talks with Rachel Maddow about new reports that Syria was informed by the U.S. before airstrikes against ISIS targets, and how big the operation appears to be by the U.S. and ... [Published MSNBC - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 3 reports

Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops may be required to fight ISIS

Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey says no ground troopsto fight Iraq except maybe on a "case-by-case" basis. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Martin Dempsey said that while President Obama has ruled out sending ground troops ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Whatever it takes to defeat the Islamic State

In this instance, the Pentagon has it right. The Islamic State terrorists are a threat to world security, and there is no place for them. Combating the Islamic State to a successful conclusion is essential because it communicates to others of this ilk ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Obama’s Isis plan a way for perpetual war

by Trevor TimmIn a speech that would make Dick Cheney proud, the president told us (and the Pentagon repeated) this week that we are at war with Islamic State (IS) “in same way we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates” – a war that will go on indefinitely, ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Seven key points from Obama's Isis speech and what they actually mean | World news

On Wednesday night, Barack Obama delivered a speech filled with euphemisms, questionable statements, caveats, omissions and even the occasional truth. Spencer Ackerman combed over and annotated the Isis speech in full, to serve as a reader’s guide to ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Private plane crashes off Jamaican coast with New York couple aboard – as it happened | World news

Norad suspects the pilot of the unresponsive airplane is unconscious due to hypoxia, a lack of oxygen, Norad spokeswoman Jennifer Stabnyck, a Canadian Army captain, tells Guardian US national security editor Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman[1]). “We suspect ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 06 2014]

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As Endless War Drags On, US Has No Plans to Rel... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 29 2014]
Mr President, will you tell us the truth? 8 que... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 27 2014]
Manufacturing Excuses So Iran Can Get Nukes [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 26 2014]
Petition to Obama Administration: End the Haras... [Published Electronic Frontier Foundation - Sep 26 2014]
Cheney Biographer, Fox News Contributor Put On ... [Published Techdirt - Sep 24 2014]
5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week [Published The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Rese ... - Sep 23 2014]
Read Stuff, You Should: Biden's Future in Politics [Published Bloomberg View - Sep 23 2014]
Syria says US gave notice of airstrikes [Published MSNBC - Sep 23 2014]
Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tra... [Published Afghanistan News Center - Sep 23 2014]
LTTE member Vany Kumar : How many LTTE Terroris... [Published LankaWeb - Sep 22 2014]
Obama to address US military members on campaig... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 17 2014]
We Don’t Know Whether We’re at War with ISIS [Published Vanity Fair - Sep 16 2014]
Whatever it takes to defeat the Islamic State [Published Examiner.com - Sep 16 2014]
Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops may be... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
Obama’s top general says we might need 'boots o... [Published VOX.com - Sep 16 2014]
Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops may be... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 16 2014]
Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops may be... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 16 2014]
Chuck Hagel testifies to Congress on US offensi... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 16 2014]
Um, Here's a Map That Shows Where Americans Use... [Published The Atlantic Cities - Sep 15 2014]
Why Did Obama Refer to Anti-Terror Campaigns in... [Published AllGov - Sep 15 2014]
Um, here’s an, uh, map that shows where America... [Published Quartz - Sep 15 2014]
ISIS Propaganda War on the Front Line of Cybers... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 15 2014]
Obama’s Isis plan a way for perpetual war [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 13 2014]
Obama Charged with 'Imperial Hubris' Unmatched ... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 13 2014]
Obama's legally dubious Isis campaign is just a... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 13 2014]
Obama’s Goal to Make ISIS More Like Yemen and S... [Published Lubbock Online - Sep 13 2014]
Experts: Obama’s legal justification for the wa... [Published VOX.com - Sep 12 2014]
Seven key points from Obamas Isis speech and wh... [Published Canada Standard - Sep 12 2014]
Seven key points from Obama's Isis speech and w... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 12 2014]
Obama "Strategy" to Bomb Syria, Escalate in Ira... [Published Common Dreams - Sep 12 2014]
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Manufacturing Excuses So Iran Can Get Nukes [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 26 2014]
Manufacturing Excuses So Iran Can Get Nukes Spencer Ackerman of the  Washington Post , in a February 24, 2012 essay,  quotes intelligence officials : "Calm down, Iran's missiles can't (and won't) hit the East Coast." Former CIA Mideast analyst Paul ...
Cheney Biographer, Fox News Contributor Put On ... [Published Techdirt - Sep 24 2014]
Stephen Hayes , who is the official biographer of former Vice President Dick Cheney and who also authored an entire book promoting dubious claims that Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda had a close working relationship, is the sort of person who basically seems ...
5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week [Published The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Rese ... - Sep 23 2014]
5. Eggplant eating journos unite!  “I need a Monday night eggplant dinner plan. Help please?” — Phoebe Connelly, senior producer, WaPo‘s PostTV. TheGuardian‘s Spencer Ackerman quickly replied, “I got something for you. Check email shortly.” — To which ...
Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops may be... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 16 2014]
Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey says no ground troopsto fight Iraq except maybe on a "case-by-case" basis.Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Martin Dempsey said that while President Obama has ruled out sending ground troops ...
Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about Oba... [Published Ezra Klein - Sep 11 2014]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here . Follow ...
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