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.

Voters in both parties favor defense spending cuts

By R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S. points finger, and arms exports, at human rights abusers

By Zach Toombs and R. Jeffrey Smith

Bouncing too much to find the enemy

By R. Jeffrey Smith

U.S. military admits major war mistakes

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Are nuclear weapons contractors’ millions in campaign contributions buying favors?

By R. Jeffrey Smith

On our radar screen: Controversial summitry, wasted Afghanistan aid, and Iranian explosives chambers

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Public overwhelmingly supports large defense spending cuts

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Is defense spending a budget priority for Americans? Stay tuned for survey results

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Pentagon failed to protect whistleblowers

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Aaron Mehta

Boxes of top secret documents go missing

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey Smith

What kind of defense budget would the American public make?

By R. Jeffrey Smith

New study affirms the grim role played by US guns in Mexican violence

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey Smith

Missile defenses hobbled by uncertainties

By R. Jeffrey Smith

On our radar screen: Oklahoma City bombing, drug use among troops

By Gordon Witkin and R. Jeffrey Smith

No claims of ignorance please

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Articles we find interesting

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Nuclear testers can run but not hide

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Billions of dollars for fancy software and where has it gotten them?

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Articles we find interesting

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Hiding at the back of the budget book

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Looking for interplanetary defense work?

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Possible nuclear weapons cuts worry Republican lawmakers

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey Smith

Pentagon misreports or ignores long-term weapons costs

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Puncturing the hot air balloons on defense spending

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Fissile materials remain poorly protected

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Government fails to keep eye on night-vision goggles in Mideast

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Alexandra Duszak

Iranian help suspected in secret Libyan chemical weapons arsenal

By R. Jeffrey Smith, Joby Warrick and Colum Lynch

Pentagon whistleblower Franz Gayl is reinstated

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Counterfeit chips plague Pentagon weapons systems

By R. Jeffrey Smith

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