Washington Post Reveals ‘Top Secret America’ Investigation

The Washington Post today launched its reporting on the intelligence community and private contractors employed by the government. A series of reports, called “Top Secret America,” is the product of a two-year investigation into the workings of national security in the years following September 11, 2001.

The Post has gone yard with its online presentation, registering the web domain topsecretamerica.com and creating a theatrical trailer of sorts to introduce its reporting. Maps and other interactive graphics supplement the written stories. There’s even a dedicated Twitter feed.

Our sister site, FishbowlDC, has an appraisal of the controversy surrounding the report. Yahoo News has talked to Post editor Marcus Brauchli about how the paper took national security concerns into consideration as it processed the reporting. The editors have also posted a note disclosing their discussion of the material with government officials.