R. Jeffrey Smith

R. Jeffrey Smith is currently managing editor for national security at the Center for Public Integrity. He is a former investigative editor on The Post’s National staff. Before that, he was National investigative correspondent, covering such topics as political corruption and the intelligence community. Jeffrey shared the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with two colleagues for articles on then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff, coverage that also won the Selden Ring Award and the Worth Bingham prize. He was a finalist with other Post reporters for the Pulitzer in international reporting in 1999 (from Kosovo), and a finalist with others for the Pulitzer in national reporting in 2005 (about Abu Ghraib).

Before that, Jeffrey was Rome bureau chief and covered the conflicts in Kosovo and Macedonia. Among other prizes are the 1986 National Magazine Award for public interest; the 1984 Overseas Press Club award for best magazine story on foreign affairs; and the Science-in-Society Journalism Award in 1982 and 1979. Jeffrey joined The Post from Science magazine in 1986. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and public policy from Duke and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Latest by R. Jeffrey Smith

Pentagon report: Whistleblowers endured reprisals

Defense Department officials repeatedly turned aside evidence of serious punishments inflicted on those who had complained, investigators found.

“Capitol Punishment” by Jack Abramoff

“Capitol Punishment” by Jack Abramoff

The former lobbyist, now out of prison, proudly recounts both his triumps and misdeeds.

Iran may have sent Libya shells for chemical weapons

Iran may have sent Libya shells for chemical weapons

The Obama administration is investigating whether Iran supplied Moammar Gaddafi’s government hundreds of special artillery shells for chemical weapons that Libya kept secret for decades, U.S. officials said.

Authenticity of N. Korean letter hard to verify

Western, Pakistani officials are divided on whether the letter is genuine.