Jacob Siegel

Jacob Siegel is a writer living in New York and one of the authors of Fire and Forget. He was formerly a reporter at the Daily Beast covering war and security issues. 

war

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties—the normal political constraints on military power are lost.
Jacob Siegel
12.11.17
war

The Alt-Right and Antifa Are Waging a New Kind of Internet Warfare

Intelligence and surveillance powers that once belonged only to militaries and state spooks are now available to anyone with a high-speed internet connection.
Jacob Siegel
8.30.17
Views My Own

Trump Beefing with His Generals Is Good for Democracy

Reports of infighting between the president and the guy who replaced Mike Flynn might actually be a healthy sign for civilian control of the military.
Jacob Siegel
5.10.17
Motherboard Homepage

Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare?

Memes function like IEDs.
Jacob Siegel
1.31.17
Memes

Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare?

Memes function like IEDs.
Jacob Siegel
1.31.17
war

What Is Trump Going to Do About the Forever War in Afghanistan?

My own deployment in 2012 was confusing. Four years and a new president later, the situation is still a tangled mess.
Jacob Siegel
1.23.17
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

What American Soldiers Are Saying About Donald Trump

The reality TV star has his skeptics, but polls and interviews suggest most US troops are on board with Trump.
Jacob Siegel
6.14.16
News

Why Airstrikes Won't Destroy the Islamic State

Experts say bombings by the US and its allies may cost ISIS some turf but won't stop it from launching attacks around the world.
Jacob Siegel
1.27.16