About Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward arrived at The Washington Post in 1971. He teamed with Carl Bernstein to investigate the 1972 burglary at the Watergate office building. The Post was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for the reporting of the Watergate scandal. Woodward co-authored, with Bernstein, two best-selling books about Nixon and Watergate -- All the President's Men (1974) and The Final Days (1976).

Since then he has written a number of other books, including: The Brethren (1979), about the Supreme Court, with Scott Armstrong; Wired (1984), about the comedian John Belushi; Veil (1987), about the CIA; The Commanders (1991), about the Panama and Persian Gulf wars; Bush at War (2002), on the president's 'war on terror'; and Plan of Attack (2004), on the preparations for the war in Iraq.

Woodward was promoted to assistant managing editor for the Metro section in 1979. He became assistant managing editor for Investigative News in 1982.

Bob Woodward was born in 1943, and grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. He graduated from Yale University in 1965, and served as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1970.

A collection of his Washington Post reporting is below:
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'The War Within'
The War Within Bob Woodward's latest book, "The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006-2008," offers an insider's account of how President Bush reacted to skyrocketing violence in Iraq with a shift in strategy at odds with key military leaders.
Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been "essential" to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Greenspan Is Critical Of Bush in Memoir: Former Fed Chairman Has Praise for Clinton (Post, September 15, 2007, Page A01)
WASHINGTON AT WAR Inside the Iraq Study Group: CIA Said Instability Seemed 'Irreversible' (Post, July 12, 2007, Page A01)
A View From Watergate: The Keeper of Secrets Earned His Reputation (Post, June 27, 2007, Page A06)
COVER REVIEW: What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate (Post, May 6, 2007, Page BW01)
FORD'S VIETNAM: 'No Point In Being Bitter' (Bob Woodward and Christine Parthemore, December 31, 2006, Page B01)
Ford, Nixon Sustained Friendship for Decades (Post, December 29, 2006, Page A01)
Ford Disagreed With Bush About Invading Iraq (Post, December 28, 2006, Page A01)
The Nixon Pardon: Closing the Chapter on Watergate Wasn't Done Lightly (Post, December 28, 2006, Page A05)
A Conversation With John Kerry (Interview by Bob Woodward, October 15, 2006, Page B04)
Should He Stay?: The biggest question mark was Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (Post, October 2, 2006, Page A01)
STATE OF DENIAL | The Administration and Iraq: Secret Reports Dispute White House Optimism (Post, October 1, 2006, Page A01)
Book Says Top Aide Urged Bush to Fire Rumsfeld (Post, September 30, 2006, Page A04)
Behind Diplomatic Moves, Military Plan Was Launched: 'We're Going to Have to Go to War,' Bush Said to Rice (Post, April 18, 2004, Page A01)
Excerpt: "Plan of Attack": Rove Revels in Democrat Kerry's Lead (Post, April 18, 2004, Page A15)
With CIA Push, Movement to War Accelerated: Agency's Estimate of Saddam Hussein's Arsenal Became the White House's Rationale for Invasion (Post, April 19, 2004, Page A01)
Cheney Was Unwavering in Desire to Go to War: Tension Between Vice President and Powell Grew Deeper as Both Tried to Guide Bush's Decision (Post, April 20, 2004, Page A01)
U.S. Aimed for Hussein as War Began: CIA Informants Told of His Suspected Whereabouts (Post, April 22, 2004, Page A01)
Blair Steady in Support: 'I'm There to the Very End,' Prime Minister Told Bush (Post, April 21, 2004, Page A01)
How Mark Felt Became 'Deep Throat' : As a Friendship -- and the Watergate Story -- Developed, Source's Motives Remained a Mystery to Woodward (Post, June 2, 2005, Page A01)
Cheney Upholds Power of the Presidency: Vice President Praises Bush as Strong, Decisive Leader Who Has Helped Restore Office (Post, January 20, 2005, Page A07)

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