Articles by Dana Priest



U.S. Increases Effort in Capturing Bin Laden

  • 13 September 06
  • The Washington Post
The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years.

CIA Terrorism Abuses Coming to Light

  • 05 December 05
  • The Washington Post
In May 2004, the White House dispatched the U.S. ambassador in Germany on an unusual visit to that country's interior minister.

Cheney's Lonely War on Terror

  • 08 November 05
  • The Washington Post
Over the past year, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has waged an intense and largely unpublicized campaign to stop Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department from imposing more restrictive rules on the handling of terrorist suspects, according to defense, state, intelligence and congressional officials.

CIA Holds Terror Suspects in Secret Prisons

  • 03 November 05
  • The Washington Post
The CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al-Qaida captives at a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe, according to U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the arrangement.

CIA, France Ally Against Terror

  • 05 July 05
  • The Washington Post
When Christian Ganczarski, a German convert to Islam, boarded an Air France flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 3, 2003, he knew only that the Saudi government had put him under house arrest for an expired pilgrim visa and had given his family one-way tickets back to Germany, with a change of planes in Paris.

U.S. Terror Plot Intelligence Was Old

  • 04 August 04
  • The Washington Post
Most of the al-Qaida surveillance of five financial institutions that led to a new U.S. terrorism alert Sunday was conducted before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and authorities are not sure whether the casing of the buildings has continued, numerous intelligence and law enforcement officials said yesterday.

Tough Tasks to Greet Tenet's Successor

  • 08 June 04
  • The Washington Post
The White House-sanctioned photos said it all: CIA director George Tenet with U.S. President George W. Bush at Camp David as the Afghanistan war began. George Tenet seated behind Secretary of State Colin Powell at the UN briefing on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

Intelligence: Al-Qaida Crippled

  • 07 May 03
  • The Washington Post
The failure of al-Qaida to launch terrorist attacks against the United States or its allies during the war in Iraq has bolstered a growing belief among U.S. intelligence agencies that 19 months of worldwide counterterrorism operations and arrests have nearly crippled the organization.

U.S. Wary as Iraqi Shiites Gain Political Strength

  • 24 April 03
  • The Washington Post
As Iraqi Shiite demands for a dominant role in Iraq's future mount, U.S. officials say they underestimated the Shiites' organizational strength and are unprepared to prevent the rise of an anti-American, Islamic fundamentalist government in the country.

Recruiters Try to Put a New Face on the CIA

  • 13 August 02
  • The Washington Post
As the CIA works to keep up with the increased demands for its services, it is having trouble adapting its workforce to the new war on terrorism -- and the enemies that inhabit it.

Milosevic Folded as Allies Neared Plan for Invasion

Russian Bombers Revive Cold-War Dance

Key Strikes' Timing Raises Questions

Lithuanian Uses U.S. As Model for Military

Adultery Poses Policy Challenges For Military

Army Veteran Accused of Sexual Misconduct

U.S. Forces Still Ousting Gays

U.S. Gives Croatians Tacit Attack Support