Reporters and photographers braved street battles, government repression and prison to little avail.
Hamid Mir is undeterred from reporting despite ongoing threats and an ambush by gunmen.
Decades of scandals haven’t reined in the agency, which U.S. leaders have grown to rely on to do what no other agency can.
“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.
Many problems arise as U.S. works to send missiles and F-16s to Iraq for fight with Islamic insurgency.
Previously undisclosed CIA program provided intelligence for airstrikes and GPS kits to guide smart bombs.
Activists provide ways to block eavesdropping, confuse cameras and thwart drones.
A look at the phone metadata collection program reveals that access is limited to only a few dozen.
The hiring, building and contracting boom at the agency has been fed by a rising need for the data it provides.
Experts have long warned that vulnerability to breaches has risen amid the post-9/11 rush to fill jobs.