Americans understand a great deal more about the War on Terror as a result of the reporting of Washington Post national-security correspondent Dana Priest. Her articles on alleged secret CIA detention facilities in foreign countries earned a Pulitzer Prize in 2006.
Priest shares with her audiences the knowledge gained from a distinguished journalism career. She was the Post’s Pentagon correspondent for six years and then wrote exclusively about the military as an investigative reporter. She was one of the first reporters on the ground for the 1989 invasion of Panama, reported from Iraq in late 1990 (just before the war began), and covered the 1999 Kosovo war from air bases in Europe.
Her acclaimed book, THE MISSION: Waging War and Keeping Peace With America’s Military, expanded public understanding of the military’s expanding responsibility and influence. She was a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist for her authorship of THE MISSION.
She appears regularly on NBC, MSNBC, Washington Week in Review, National Public Radio, and various news outlets throughout the country to discuss intelligence and national security issues.
Priest engages audiences on topics ranging from “Living With the New Reality of Terrorism” to “The U.S. Government’s Covert War Against Terrorists.” In today’s world, Dana Priest provides knowledge that no American should be without.