Post's Walter Pincus honored for distinguished reporting and analysis of foreign affairs

Tuesday, November 30, 2010; 7:38 PM

Walter Pincus, a national security reporter for The Washington Post, has received the American Academy of Diplomacy's Arthur Ross Award for distinguished reporting and analysis of foreign affairs.

Pincus first started at The Post in 1966. He has covered a wide variety of subjects, ranging from nuclear weapons and arms control to politics and congressional investigations. His articles were among those awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

Pincus's stories in the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq were among the few to report the concerns of officials who questioned whether Saddam Hussein was actively seeking to develop weapons of mass destruction, as claimed by the administration of President George W. Bush.

The award was presented Tuesday at a luncheon in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department. The academy, a group made up of former senior ambassadors and leaders in foreign policy, also honored diplomat Harold Saunders, journalist Lynne Joiner, historian Fraser Harbutt and columnist Trudy Rubin.

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