Noah Shachtman is executive editor of The Daily Beast and nonresident fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the foreign policy program at Brookings Institution.

Previously, Shachtman was executive editor for news at Foreign Policy magazine and a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he co-founded and edited its national security blog, Danger Room. In addition, he has written about technology and national security for The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Foreign Policy, and other publications.

In 2003, Shachtman founded, a resource on military hardware that was later sold to

Before his journalism career, Shachtman worked as a professional bass player, book editor, and campaign staffer on Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign.

Last Updated: August 11, 2017