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Top Secret America: July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

A question from Dana: intelligence agencies and al-Qaeda

Over the past two years, one of the most thought-provoking observations I have heard from both military and intelligence folks is this: There are probably 500 al-Qaeda members left in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. At most, the organization may have a couple thousand people worldwide.

By Dana Priest  |  July 23, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Tags: Afghanistan, Dana Priest, Leon Panetta, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, intelligence agencies  
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'Top Secret America' draws notice for use of Web tools

The Post's "Top Secret America" series has spurred a great deal of debate in national security circles -- but it has also been a topic of discussion among designers and new media observers intrigued by the series' use of databases and interactive elements to help tell the story.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  July 22, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Tags: top secret america design, top secret america infographics, top secret america web  
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Complex institutions: Too big to manage?

Army Col. (Ret.) Charles D. Allen, a professor of cultural science at the U.S. Army War College, said that the concept of a military or intelligence infrastructure that is too big to be managed is one that is frightening -- and that a new mode of leadership is required to cope with the complexity and size of today's armed forces.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  July 22, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Post editorial: reining in intelligence community will require more than "business as usual"

In today's edition of The Post, an editorial discusses growth of intelligence programs in light of director of national intelligence nominee James R. Clapper Jr.'s varying remarks about the Top Secret America series.

By Jennifer Jenkins  |  July 22, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Tags: Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, Senate Intelligence Committee, intelligence agencies, opinion  
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'Top Secret America' - Yahoo! News on the 'top 10 blockbuster revelations'

Yahoo! News blog The Upshot has put together a cheat sheet of "the top 10 findings" from the Top Secret America project.

By Web Politics Editor  |  July 21, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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DNI nominee comes in for criticism

"The Obama administration, rather than reacting defensively, should seize the initiative by trying to control this behemoth. The paradox here is that a smaller, better-controlled intelligence community will actually make the country safer than the unmanaged sprawl we have now,"...

By Web Politics Editor  |  July 21, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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DNI nominee Clapper on 'Top Secret America' series

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr. had some tart words for The Washington Post's "Top Secret America" series in an appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday on his nomination to become the next director of national intelligence.

By William Branigin and Garance Franke-Ruta  |  July 20, 2010; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Tags: Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Senate Intelligence Committee  
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Congress, White House react to 'Top Secret America'

On Monday morning, Acting Director of National Intelligence David C. Gompert weighed in on the reporting in The Washington Post series "Top Secret America." As the day progressed, lawmakers and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs weighed in as well....

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  July 20, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
 
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ODNI memos outline contracting and intelligence world after Sept. 11

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released two documents about government redundancy and defense contracting in response to The Post's Top Secret America series.

By Jennifer Jenkins  |  July 19, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Tags: Dana Priest, ODNI, Office of Director of National Intelligence, Top Secret America, William Arkin, defense contracting, intelligence  
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Washington reacts to 'Top Secret America' revelations

Updated 6:59 p.m. Acting Director of National Intelligence David C. Gompert issued a statement Monday morning (PDF) reacting to The Washington Post series "Top Secret America," by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin. "The reporting does not reflect the Intelligence...

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  July 19, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Our new immersive reading experience

We've created an immersive online reading experience that combines all of the elements of our two-year investigation together into a single frame. Page horizontally through our stories and view photos, video and graphics without leaving the package.

By Lauren Keane  |  July 19, 2010; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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