Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold

Investigative Reporter

I'm senior investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News. My weapon: FOIA.

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Prince of Darkness: Deals in the shadows

Prince of Darkness: Deals in the shadows

Richard Perle’s resignation Thursday as chairman of the Defense Policy Board, a Pentagon advisory group, is long overdue. Perle quit the chairmanship amid con...

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Rummy's flawed war plan

Last October, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ordered the military's regional commanders to rewrite all of their war plans to capitalize on precision weapons, better i...

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Smoking guns and mushroom clouds

Six months before the United States was dead-set on invading Iraq to rid the country of its alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMD), experts in the field of nuclear...

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Why Saddam was doomed, WMDs or not

While the hawks in the Bush administration attempt to justify the logic behind a preemptive strike against Iraq as the likelihood of finding the country’s alleged w...