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Peter Finn



In “Disciples,” Douglas Waller chronicles the World War II careers of four future CIA directors.

  • Nov 6, 2015

The one-eyed Omar became a charismatic commander and elusive enemy of the United States.

  • Jul 29, 2015

Cyrus M. Copeland describes his father’s ordeal at the time of the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

  • Jul 17, 2015

Robert L. Grenier, former CIA station chief, details the absurd, ad hoc world of the U.S. in Afghanistan after 9/11

  • Feb 20, 2015

For the first time in English, the author’s reminiscence of the Gorky Institute for World Literature in 1958

  • Dec 4, 2014

Brian Moynahan recounts the power of Shostakovich’s music during the Siege of Leningrad

  • Oct 3, 2014

The crash was first reported by Navy officials early Friday. One pilot has been recovered and is in fair condition.

  • Sep 12, 2014

The general who imposed martial law in 1981 to crush the Solidarity trade union died in Warsaw at age 90.

  • May 25, 2014

A shooter drove through a beachfront community Friday night and opened fire, killing six people and injuring several more.

  • May 24, 2014

A Very Principled Boy The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior By Mark A. Bradley

  • May 9, 2014
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Peter Finn is a National Security correspondent for The Washington Post. He joined the paper from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1995 and first worked in Virginia for the Metro section. Beginning in 1998, Finn spent 10 years overseas for the paper as the bureau chief in Warsaw, Berlin and then Moscow. He reported on the 1999 war in Kosovo and its aftermath. Following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Finn covered terrorism for the Post, traveling extensively in the Middle East, North Africa, the Persian Gulf, and Pakistan. He was also part of the Post team that covered the invasion of Iraq, and the American occupation. His last overseas assignment was the Russia-Georgia war, and Finn returned to Washington in 2008.
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