R. Jeffrey Smith

Managing Editor, National Security  The Center for Public Integrity

Smith worked for 25 years in a series of key reporting and editorial roles at The Washington Post, including national investigative editor, national security correspondent, national investigative correspondent, and a foreign staff bureau chief based in Rome. In 2006, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, along with two colleagues at the Post, for articles on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Smith was also a finalist with other Post reporters for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting in 1999 (from Kosovo), and a finalist with others for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 2005 (about Abu Ghraib and military prisoner abuse). In his first ten years at the Post, Smith wrote about defense, intelligence and foreign policy matters, including policymaking at the State Department, Pentagon, and White House. He also focused on conflict and terrorism in the Middle East; politics and military affairs in Asia; and arms proliferation. Prior to that, he was a senior writer for the News and Comment section of Science Magazine where he won a National Magazine Award in 1986 for writing about arms control.

Who's responsible for the CIA's torture policy?

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Senate report says CIA repeatedly misled policymakers about interrogation program

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear weapons lab used taxpayer funds to obtain more taxpayer funds

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Investigators find Islamic State used ammo made in 21 countries, including America

By Julia Harte and R. Jeffrey Smith

The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Federal contract employee reviewed 15,152 security clearances in a month, audit says

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Federal auditors say Obama administration underestimates nuclear weapons costs

By R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S. military describes its mistakes in Afghanistan

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Air Force seeks less perfection in its nuclear missile corps

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Plutonium fever blossoms in Japan

Japan could be building an irresistible terrorist target, experts say

A world awash in a nuclear explosive?

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: Energy Department proposes to kill multi-billion dollar nuclear fuel plant

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: Cost of South Carolina fuel plant goes up by billions of dollars — again

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Douglas Birch

U.S. literacy program for Afghan military comes up short

By Mattie Quinn and R. Jeffrey Smith

Justice Department says federal contractor routinely faked security clearance reviews

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Mattie Quinn

Cold, damp, underground cheating

By R. Jeffrey Smith, Mattie Quinn and Douglas Birch

Afghanistan's narcotics problems grow worse

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Mattie Quinn

Obama administration understated nuclear weapons costs

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Intelligence contractors donate millions to intelligence watchdogs in Congress

By Alexander Cohen and R. Jeffrey Smith

Exporting mismanagement to Afghanistan

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Surveilling a lover with the push of a button

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Audit reveals widespread problems in security system used by the Navy

By Rebecca LaFlure and R. Jeffrey Smith

Russian site eyed for Syrian chemical weapons destruction

By R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S. agency rejects internal warnings about potential waste in Afghanistan aid program

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: Washington has ignored a cheaper way to dispose of its plutonium — until now

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: Extremism in defense of federally-paid jobs is no vice in South Carolina

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: A $1 billion Energy Department project overshoots its budget by 600 percent

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear Waste: How a huge U.S. nonproliferation program became a major proliferation concern

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

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