Tim Weiner

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Weiner in 2012

Tim Weiner (born June 20, 1956) is a New York Times reporter, author of three books and co-author of a fourth, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize[1] and National Book Award.[2] He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and has worked for the Times since 1993, as a foreign correspondent in Mexico, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan and as a national security correspondent in Washington, DC.[3]

Weiner won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting as an investigative reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, for his articles on the black budget spending at the Pentagon and the CIA.[1] His book Blank Check: The Pentagon's Black Budget is based on that newspaper series.

He won the National Book Award in Nonfiction for his 2007 book Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA.[2]

He is featured along with other foreign affairs experts in interviews in Denis Delestrac's 2010 "Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space". Enemies: A History of the FBI, Tim Weiner's latest book, traces the history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations—from the bureau's creation in the early 20th century through its ongoing role in the war on terrorism.[4] Weiner places heavy emphasis on the role of J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO.[5]



  1. ^ a b "National Reporting". Past winners & finalists by category. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  2. ^ a b "National Book Awards – 2007". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
    (With acceptance speech by Weiner and interview.)
  3. ^ Doyle, Jessica B. "About Tim Weiner". Tim Weiner. Random House Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  4. ^ Burrough, Bryan (14 March 2012). "Chasing Radicals (and Breaking the Rule of Law)". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-08-15. What it is not is a history of the F.B.I. Here’s the thing: For 104 years now the Federal Bureau of Investigation has essentially worn two hats — its traditional law enforcement “arrest a bad guy” hat and its more controversial intelligence hat. The latter is the part of the F.B.I. that from World War I on investigated all manner of political radicals and Communists, compiled lists of Americans to be detained in the event of national emergency and engaged in at least half a century of illegal wiretapping, mail opening and burglaries. It’s this side of the shop — and exclusively this side — that interests Mr. Weiner, a former reporter for The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Rosenfeld, Susan (11 April 2012). "The FBI According to Weiner" (PDF). Washington Decoded. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  6. ^ http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/14257-1/Tim+Weiner.aspx Booknotes interview with Weiner on Blank Check: The Pentagon's Black Budget, October 21, 1990

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