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National Security Reporting

Were Media Right to Expose Missing Spy Robert Levinson

Edward Wasserman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media
Edward Wasserman

The Levinson affair is a reminder that this same vast machinery comprises dark corridors ending in sealed silos, where projects of great potential consequence are carried out, to an alarming degree, unwatched and unsupervised.

The Big Chill: How Obama Is Operating in Unprecedented Secrecy -- While Attacking the Secret-Tellers

Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Far from reversing the Bush-Cheney executive power grab, President Obama is taking it to new extremes. More than a decade after it started, we still have no clue how much the government is listening in on us or reading our email. And the government's response to this unprecedented secrecy is a war on leaks.