The Washington Post

Dana Priest

Investigative reporter


Journalists in northern Mexico face institutionalized censorship imposed by vast organized crime networks.

  • Dec 11, 2015

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.

  • Dec 9, 2014

“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.

  • Oct 22, 2014

Many problems arise as U.S. works to send missiles and F-16s to Iraq for fight with Islamic insurgency.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Previously undisclosed CIA program provided intelligence for airstrikes and GPS kits to guide smart bombs.

  • Dec 21, 2013

Activists provide ways to block eavesdropping, confuse cameras and thwart drones.

  • Aug 14, 2013

A look at the phone metadata collection program reveals that access is limited to only a few dozen.

  • Aug 8, 2013

The hiring, building and contracting boom at the agency has been fed by a rising need for the data it provides.

  • Jul 21, 2013

Experts have long warned that vulnerability to breaches has risen amid the post-9/11 rush to fill jobs.

  • Jun 10, 2013

U.S. officials fear that the new Mexican government will ease off the brutal drug cartels.

  • Apr 27, 2013
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Dana Priest is an investigative reporter whose work focuses on intelligence and counterterrorism. In her 28 years at the paper, she has worked on the Metro, Foreign and National staffs. She covered the Pentagon for six years and the intelligence agencies for five. She is the author of numerous award-winning series, including The Proconsuls: A Four Star Foreign Policy? (2001); The CIA’s Secret War (2005); The Other Walter Reed (2007), Careless Detention: Medical Care in Immigration Prisons (2008) and Top Secret America (2010). She is the author of two best-selling books, “The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military” (2003) and “Top Secret America: The Rise of the National Security State.” She lives in the District with her family.
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