Spencer Ackerman, a senior correspondent for The American Prospect, is a senior reporter for The Washington Independent.
Prospect writers discuss the fifth season of the critically acclaimed HBO series.Spencer AckermanJan 25, 2008
General David Petraeus has a sterling reputation, the love of the press, and the adoration of the GOP. Don't be surprised if a Democratic presidential win in '08 starts an effort to recruit Petraeus as the Republican candidate in '12.Spencer AckermanJan 22, 2008
With just days left before the deadline for the Article 140 referendum on who will control northern Iraq, both Kurds and Sunnis are pledging violence over the outcome.Spencer AckermanDec 20, 2007
Bush's latest ploy in the war on terror is to recycle tactics from Iraq in Pakistan. But it's unlikely that the strategy of allying with tribal figures against al-Qaeda will work in Pakistan -- and it's unclear whether it worked in Iraq.Spencer AckermanNov 27, 2007
Concerned Local Citizens groups represent the United States' first attempt at actually creating Iraqi militias, and U.S. officials are enthusiastic about the effort. Few seem to have noticed the potential pitfalls.Spencer AckermanNov 13, 2007