Dana Priest
Staff Writer

Dana Priest is an investigative reporter whose work focuses on intelligence and counterterrorism. In her 28 years at the paper, she has worked on the Metro, Foreign and National staffs. She covered the Pentagon for six years and the intelligence agencies for five. She is the author of numerous award-winning series, including The Proconsuls: A Four Star Foreign Policy? (2001); The CIA’s Secret War (2005); The Other Walter Reed (2007), Careless Detention: Medical Care in Immigration Prisons (2008) and Top Secret America (2010). She is the author of two best-selling books, “The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military” (2003) and “Top Secret America: The Rise of the National Security State.” She lives in the District with her family.

Latest by Dana Priest

U.S. confronts difficulties in arming Iraqi air force

U.S. confronts difficulties in arming Iraqi air force

Many problems arise as U.S. works to send missiles and F-16s to Iraq for fight with Islamic insurgency.

Covert U.S. aid helps Colombia cripple FARC rebel group

Covert U.S. aid helps Colombia cripple FARC rebel group

Previously undisclosed CIA program provided intelligence for airstrikes and GPS kits to guide smart bombs.

Government surveillance spurs Americans to fight back

Government surveillance spurs Americans to fight back

Activists provide ways to block eavesdropping, confuse cameras and thwart drones.

Piercing the confusion around NSA’s phone surveillance program

Piercing the confusion around NSA’s phone surveillance program

A look at the phone metadata collection program reveals that access is limited to only a few dozen.