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The Afghanistan Papers
The Washington Post’s efforts to obtain the Afghanistan documents illustrate how difficult it can be for journalists — or any citizen — to pry public information from the government. Led by Craig Whitlock, Investigative Reporter, we pursued a Freedom of Information Act request through three years of legal battles in order to access these papers and share them directly with you. See how Post journalists worked rigorously, pouring through over 2,000 documents and hundreds of insider interviews, to deliver the full story. Because information has impact.