Shane Harris

Washington, D.C.

Intelligence and national security reporter

Education: Wake Forest University, B.A. in Politics

Shane Harris has written about intelligence, security and foreign policy for more than two decades. He is a staff writer with The Washington Post, covering U.S. intelligence agencies and national security. He was part of the team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, for stories about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and efforts to overturn the presidential election. In 2019, he was part of the team that was a finalist for the Public Service award for coverage of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Shane has previously been a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal, the D
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At U.S. behest, Ukraine held off anniversary attacks on Russia

Kyiv’s head of military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, planned bold strikes deep behind enemy lines that unnerved officials in Washington.

April 24, 2023

U.S. evacuates embassy personnel and families from Sudan, Biden says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said operations at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum have been suspended as fighting in the Horn of Africa nation continues.

April 22, 2023

FBI leak investigators home in on members of private Discord server

Investigators have spoken to online friends of alleged leaker Jack Teixeira, who hung out with him in an online chatroom.

April 21, 2023

Kremlin tries to build antiwar coalition in Germany, documents show

Marrying Germany’s far right and far left is a Kremlin goal, according to a trove of Russian documents reviewed by The Washington Post

April 21, 2023

Discord member details how documents leaked from closed chat group

In interviews with a member of the Discord group where intelligence documents were shared, The Washington Post learned details of the alleged leaker, “OG.”

April 16, 2023

Leak raises fresh questions about Pentagon’s internal security

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Following the Chelsea Manning leak, the Pentagon instituted a range of internal security measures. They don't appear to have worked.

April 14, 2023

Suspected leaker of top-secret Pentagon documents arrested

Officials say Jack Teixeira, a National Guard technology support staffer, is suspected of mishandling U.S. military security secrets.

April 13, 2023

The gamers behind a leak of state secrets

For the past week, the world has been transfixed by a massive leak of top-secret Pentagon documents. Today, we hear directly from one of the teenagers who was part of the Discord channel where it all started, and get inside the head of the alleged leaker.

April 13, 2023

Intelligence leak exposes U.S. spying on adversaries and allies

U.S. and European officials scrambled to understand how dozens of classified documents covering all manner of intelligence gathering had made their way online with little notice.

April 8, 2023

Investigators skeptical of yacht’s role in Nord Stream bombing

Officials believe more than one vessel might have been involved in sabotaging the natural gas pipeline last year and wonder if a 50-foot sailing yacht that investigators scoured for clues could be a decoy.

April 3, 2023