Top Secret America is a project nearly two years in the making that describes the huge national security buildup in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Watch the video and find out more here.
The Washington Post has published their first installment of their “Top Secret America” project. The project is a two year investigation into the national security culture within the country in the wake of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. The articles, which were written by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin, have a number of graphics and a searchable database. They also cover the unintended pitfalls of increasing government financing for agencies that have been unable to appropriately divert the amount of money that has been coming in.
The report covers 1,271 different government organizations and 1,973 private companies that work in programs that are related to national security, intelligence and counter-terrorism. From those agencies, 854,000 people were investigated.
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