Dana Priest

Investigative reporter

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“His magic was the most powerful kick-in-the-butt I’ve ever felt,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter says of the legendary Washington Post editor.

  • Oct 22, 2014

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

  • Jul 3, 2014

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

  • Dec 21, 2013

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

  • Aug 14, 2013

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

  • Aug 8, 2013

The hiring, building and contracting boom at the agency has been fed by a rising need for the data it provides.

  • Jul 21, 2013

Experts have long warned that vulnerability to breaches has risen amid the post-9/11 rush to fill jobs.

  • Jun 10, 2013

U.S. officials fear that the new Mexican government will ease off the brutal drug cartels.

  • Apr 27, 2013

The militant who ordered the shooting of Malala Yousafzai is also tied to a bombing that killed 3 U.S. soldiers.

  • Jan 27, 2013

David Petraeus managed an affair even though he was under round-the-clock security protection.

  • Nov 13, 2012
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About
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.
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