At about 7 p.m., I arrived at a darkened gate at Andrews Air Force Base. After showing my press pass, I continued on to a parked SUV surrounded by several security agents.
There, I was asked to give over anything electronic -- which for me meant my entire backpack. No communications devices were allowed, since it might give away an inkling of our secret trip. I had already been allowed to tell only my wife, and only about the trip to Iraq. I was not allowed to mention the subsequent stops in...Full Story