About the project writer
Gannett News Service
GNS national security correspondent John Yaukey spent months analyzing intelligence reports and interviewing dozens of American and foreign experts, diplomats, intelligence officers and lawmakers to track the threats Americans face from weapons of mass destruction.
Some of the research was done during a journalism fellowship Yaukey was awarded through the East-West Center, a Honolulu-based organization that promotes relations between the United States and Asia.
Yaukey, 42, is an award-winning reporter who has been covering national security and terrorism issues since May 2002. Prior to that, he covered technology and science. Yaukey has been with Gannett News Service since 1998.