Dana Priest covers the intelligence community and national security issues for The Washington Post and is an analyst for NBC News.
In her 20 years of work for the Post, Priest has written extensively on the CIA’s covert counterterrorism operations around the world, the agency’s secret rendition and detention practices and the intelligence lapses involving the Sept. 11 plot and the failure of pre-war intelligence in Iraq.
She was the Post‘s Pentagon correspondent for seven years. She covered the invasion of Panama (1989), reported from Iraq (1990), covered the Kosovo war (1999), and has traveled widely with Army Special Forces in Asia, Africa, and South America and with Army infantry units on peacekeeping duty in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.
In 2006 she received a number of awards for her reporting on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas.