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Jason Vest

Jason Vest is a Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect and a contributor to the Boston Phoenix and The Nation, specializing in intelligence and national security affairs. He also holds an Ochberg Fellowship with the University of Washington's Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Recognized by American Journalism Review in 2002 as an "Unsung Hero of Washington Journalism," Vest has previously done staff stints at the Washington Post, US News & World Report and Village Voice. He covered the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1999-2000), as a correspondent for The Scotsman, and was awarded a 1999 Fund For Investigative Journalism grant to examine both the war and media coverage.

Originally a reporter for alternative weeklies in Indiana, Vest has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, Mother Jones, AlterNet and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, among others. His work for the Prospect in 2004 has been supported by grant awards from the Foundation for Constitutional Goverment and the Ettinger Foundation. His book on national security during the current Bush Administration will be published by Wiley & Sons in 2005.