Israel’s talk of expanding war to Lebanon alarms U.S.

A U.S. intelligence assessment found that it would be difficult for Israel to succeed in a war against Hezbollah amid ongoing fighting in Gaza.

By John Hudson, Yasmeen Abutaleb and Shane HarrisJanuary 7, 2024

Unguided ‘dumb bombs’ used in almost half of Israeli strikes on Gaza

The revelation, disclosed in a U.S. intelligence assessment, emerged as American officials press Israel for a more targeted approach to its military campaign.

By John Hudson, Louisa Loveluck, Victoria Bisset and Karen DeYoungDecember 14, 2023

Ex-U.S. ambassador accused of being Cuba’s secret agent since 1981

The U.S. attorney general called Manuel Rocha’s case “one of the highest-reaching and longest-lasting infiltrations” of the U.S. government by a foreign agent.

By Devlin Barrett, Mary Beth Sheridan and Karen DeYoungDecember 4, 2023

CIA director pushes big hostage deal in secret meeting with Mossad chief

CIA Director William Burns has taken on a central role navigating the Israel-Hamas hostage crisis for President Biden.

By John HudsonNovember 28, 2023

Ukrainian military officer coordinated Nord Stream pipeline attack

Roman Chervinsky, a colonel in Ukraine’s special operations forces, was integral to the brazen sabotage operation of the Russia-Germany pipeline, say people familiar with the planning.

By Shane Harris and Isabelle KhurshudyanNovember 11, 2023

Russia, shifting tactics, fans doubt in election integrity, U.S. says

A new intelligence assessment indicates Russia appears to be expanding its long-running efforts to weaken the world’s democracies.

By Michael BirnbaumOctober 21, 2023

No evidence that UFOs have extraterrestrial origins, NASA finds

An expert panel convened by the world’s premier space exploration agency found no concrete evidence that so-called “unidentified anomalous phenomena” are UFOs.

By Shane HarrisSeptember 14, 2023

Limit FBI’s access to powerful spy tool, White House panel says

The recommendations come as officials grow more concerned about the prospects in Congress for renewing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

By Ellen Nakashima and Tim StarksJuly 31, 2023

U.S. spies learned in mid-June Prigozhin was planning armed action in Russia

The intelligence fed concerns about whether Vladimir Putin would remain in power and what any instability could mean for control of Russia’s nuclear arsenal.

By Ellen Nakashima and Shane HarrisJune 24, 2023

New U.S. intelligence report sheds little light on covid origins

The new U.S. disclosure is unlikely to settle a heated debate about the pandemic’s origins, which has exacerbated tensions between Washington and Beijing.

By Shane Harris, Dan Diamond and Joby WarrickJune 23, 2023

Leak suspect indicted on new counts of mishandling classified material

THE DISCORD LEAKS | A new indictment expands the charges Jack Teixeira faces and offers additional detail about the government secrets he allegedly shared.

By Devlin Barrett and Shane HarrisJune 15, 2023

National security officials make case for keeping surveillance powers

With Section 702 set to expire, the administration claims warrantless wiretapping powers have resulted in intelligence successes and new procedures have limited abuses.

By Tim StarksJune 13, 2023

Fresh havoc from the Discord leaks

The Discord leaks keep sending shockwaves globally. This week, the slow drip of intelligence has the world’s attention on Ukraine and communications with the Russian mercenary force known as the Wagner Group.

By Reena Flores, Gabe O'Connor, Elana Gordon, Isabelle Khurshudyan and Sean CarterMay 16, 2023

Buildup resumed at suspected Chinese military site in UAE, leak says

THE DISCORD LEAKS | The activity has disturbed some U.S. officials, who worry a longstanding U.S. ally is growing too close to Beijing.

By John Hudson, Ellen Nakashima and Liz SlyApril 26, 2023

The rise of a shadowy Russian mercenary network

The Wagner Group is a name that seems to be coming up often, whether it’s in connection with the war in Ukraine or the fighting in Sudan. Today on “Post Reports,” reporter Greg Miller unpacks the origins of this mercenary network and its growth fueling instability around the world.

By Lucy Perkins, Elana Gordon and Sean CarterApril 26, 2023

Egypt secretly planned to supply rockets to Russia, leaked U.S. document says

President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi in February planned to produce 40,000 rockets for Russia and instructed officials to keep production and shipment secret “to avoid problems with the West.”

By Evan Hill, Missy Ryan, Siobhán O'Grady and Samuel OakfordApril 11, 2023

He came to D.C. as a Brazilian student. The U.S. says he was a Russian spy.

A former graduate student in Washington, who claimed to be Brazilian but was unmasked as a Russian spy, has been charged by the U.S. with acting as a foreign agent.

By Greg MillerMarch 29, 2023

Another aerial object, this time over Lake Huron, shot down by military

The U.S. military shot down a fourth aerial “object” over Lake Huron on Sunday, according to two members of Congress from Michigan who said they were briefed by Defense Department officials.

By Ann E. Marimow, Mark Johnson, Alex Horton and Ben BraschFebruary 12, 2023

CIA director holds secret meeting with Zelensky on Russia’s next steps

The high-level visit by William Burns comes at a critical juncture in the war and as the government in Kyiv airs concern about the durability of U.S. support.

By John HudsonJanuary 19, 2023

Chinese intel officer gets 20 years for trying to steal GE secrets

Yanjun Xu's case marks a first in the U.S. Justice Department’s escalating efforts to thwart economic espionage by foreign spies.

By Devlin BarrettNovember 16, 2022