We are excited to announce that Dave DeCamp has won a Pierre Sprey Award for his work covering the news for Antiwar.com. Dave won a runner-up prize along with Gareth Porter, a renowned investigative journalist and long-time contributor to Antiwar.com.
Max Blumenthal, founder of The Grayzone, has won the top prize for his work exposing truths about the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel that the mainstream media has ignored.
Named after a well-known critic of the US war machine, the Pierre Sprey Award for Defense Reporting and Analysis is funded by Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen to celebrate “clear-thinking and courageous” analysis that exposes the military-industrial complex.
The panel that chose the winners is made up of these members:
Winslow Wheeler worked on national security issues for both Republican and Democratic US Senators; directed multiple significant studies at GAO and authored or edited books, anthologies, commentaries, and articles while at the Center for Defense Information and the Project On Government Oversight.
Tom Christie is a defense analyst who worked a the Pentagon for more than three decades. At the time of his retirement, he was the most senior civil servant in the Department of Defense.
Franklin Spinney is a former Pentagon analyst. In the early 1980s, he authored the “Spinney Report,” detailing the Pentagon’s reckless and costly pursuit of complex weapons systems. In 2003, he received the “Good Government Award” from the Project on Government Oversight.
Andrew Cockburn is the Washington, D.C. editor of Harper’s Magazine. He has authored several books on American defense policy, including Spoils of War, Power, Profit, and the American War Machine.
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