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Walter Pincus, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, has examined this period lately with newly declassified documents. Quite interesting to learn is that Eisenhower thought that introducing nuclear weapons would allow removing U.S. troops, thus saving money. The U.S. nuclear weapons were removed ...
Several years ago, Walter Pincus, a longtime writer for The Washington Post who I read often, retired and wrote a scathing final column. He took his profession to task by stating in part “facts seem to be taking a back seat to arguments and slogans in what is written and shown.” I think Mr. Etzler's graphic fits ...

[61] Walter Pincus, “Taiwan Paid State Nominee For Papers on U.N. Reentry; Bolton's Objectivity On China Is Questioned,” Washington Post, April 9, 2001. [62] David Corn, “Bush Gives the UN the Finger,” The Nation, March 7, 2005, http://www.thenation.com/blog/156155/bush-gives-un-finger. [63] John ...
As President Trump prepares for a possible meeting with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, many Americans are raising warnings that North Korea has walked away from previous arms agreements. But those skeptics should remember that it was the United States, in 1958, that broke the 1953 Korean ...
In his recent op ed in these pages, former AIPAC staff member MJ Rosenberg argued that AIPAC should register as a foreign agent. This argument requires a response from an insider. I worked at AIPAC for 25 years and remained a close admirer of the organization after I left in 1997 (Rosenberg's attitude ...
As the Washington Post's Walter Pincus reported last year, more than 70 percent of the staff of the Pentagon's newest intelligence unit, Counterintelligence Field Activity, is made up of corporate contractors. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) lawyers revealed at a conference in May that contractors make up ...

As the Washington Post's Walter Pincus reported last year, more than 70 percent of the staff of the Pentagon's newest intelligence unit, Counterintelligence Field Activity, is made up of corporate contractors. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) lawyers revealed at a conference in May that contractors make up ...
In various and sundry NATO countries, the United States has stationed 200-plus B-61 tactical nuclear bombs, current and older versions of which have dial-a-yield settings that allow various explosive yields, one of which is as low as the equivalent of 300 tons of TNT, or 0.3 kilotons. That was one of my first ...
Walter Pincus Columnist, The Cipher Brief. “We have to deal with North Korea as it is, not as we wish it to be.” Does President Trump understand those words? They were spoken less than two months ago by former Defense Secretary William Perry, who twice conducted negotiations with the North Koreans ...
Don't be diverted by gossip and bizarre tweets. The most important record of events shows that President Donald Trump and his allies are taking the U.S. federal government down a road toward authoritarianism, starting with their early attempts to destroy the integrity of the Justice Department, FBI and the ...
The Trump administration may open the New Year with a bang – a nuclear bang – with the impending release of its Nuclear Posture Review. One of President Donald Trump's first executive orders, signed a week after he took office, included directing Secretary of Defense James Mattis to “initiate a new ...
President Donald Trump has turned his own obviously failed condolence phone call last Tuesday to 24-year-old, Myeshia Johnson, widow of 25-year-old, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, into a political fight between himself and Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL). The feisty, African-American congresswoman, ...
The United States and its allies need to focus first on freezing North Korea's current nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs with a goal of deterring Kim Jong-un from expanding his stockpile and nuclear delivery systems. Denuclearization of North Korea can remain the long-term goal, but the U.S. ...
After four decades, The Washington Post decided not to renew veteran national security columnist's contract. By Michael Calderone. Charles W. Harrity/ASSOCIATED PRESS. Walter Pincus, in 1971, while working as a government investigator. He returned to the Post four years later and stayed for four ...
As the Washington Post's Walter Pincus reported last year, more than 70 percent of the staff of the Pentagon's newest intelligence unit, Counterintelligence Field Activity, is made up of corporate contractors. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) lawyers revealed at a conference in May that contractors make up ...
As the Washington Post's Walter Pincus reported last year, more than 70 percent of the staff of the Pentagon's newest intelligence unit, Counterintelligence Field Activity, is made up of corporate contractors. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) lawyers revealed at a conference in May that contractors make up ...
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis defended the administration's 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) as the right response to Russia's rising nuclear capacity and its failure to abide by international treaties, in comments to the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. The NPR calls for the creation of two new ...

... are wise men and women outside the administration who have ideas worth considering when it comes to national security issues. Too bad that last Thursday's Armed Services hearing did not get a wider audience. Fine Print columnist Walter Pincus is going on leave to finish a book on nuclear weapons.
Walter Pincus Columnist, The Cipher Brief. “We have to deal with North Korea as it is, not as we wish it to be.” Does President Trump understand those words? They were spoken less than two months ago by former Defense Secretary William Perry, who twice conducted negotiations with the North Koreans ...
Don't be diverted by gossip and bizarre tweets. The most important record of events shows that President Donald Trump and his allies are taking the U.S. federal government down a road toward authoritarianism, starting with their early attempts to destroy the integrity of the Justice Department, FBI and the ...
The Trump administration may open the New Year with a bang – a nuclear bang – with the impending release of its Nuclear Posture Review. One of President Donald Trump's first executive orders, signed a week after he took office, included directing Secretary of Defense James Mattis to “initiate a new ...
A coordinated operation is underway between the White House and Republican members of Congress to undermine Special Counsel Robert A. Mueller III's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, just as the inquiry begins to zero in on President Trump and his closest ...
President Donald Trump's wooing of Chinese President Xi Jinping has so far failed to deliver the results he promised since their first summit meeting in April at his Mar-a-Lago compound in Florida, according to the 2017 annual report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Walter Pincus Columnist, The Cipher Brief. While most American news outlets last week focused on sexual harassment, tax reform and President Donald Trump's red-carpet trip to the Far East, the Pentagon and some in Congress were dealing with North Korea and other serious national security issues.
The 2016 presidential campaign was just a test run for Russia's continuing use of disinformation on social media aimed at manipulating public thinking in the United States. Appearances last week by senior executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google before Senate Judiciary and the Senate and House ...
President Donald Trump has turned his own obviously failed condolence phone call last Tuesday to 24-year-old, Myeshia Johnson, widow of 25-year-old, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, into a political fight between himself and Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL). The feisty, African-American congresswoman, ...
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford set out his views on key national security issues last Tuesday during the Senate Armed Services Committee's confirmation hearing for his second, two-year term in that position. Remember, as you read this, Dunford is by law the principal military advisor to ...
Saturday's Pentagon announcement that B-1B bombers escorted by F-15C fighters had flown a route above the demilitarized zone in international airspace over the Sea of Japan east of North Korea, brought back memories to those of us who lived through the aftermaths of the 1964 Tonkin Gulf “raid,” the ...
Veteran national security reporter Walter Pincus brings his legendary Fine Print column to The Cipher Brief, delivering his take on defense and security every Tuesday. January 2, 2018 January 1, 2018. January 2, 2018 January 1, 2018. Trump's Trigger Finger: Nuke Review Ditches Obama Pledges. by Walter Pincus.
Among the various issues that came newly into focus with Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday, the question of immigration stood out. Hours before the speech, Trump seemed to shift away from his controversial hard-line approach, telling TV anchors at an off-the-record White House session ...
After four decades, The Washington Post decided not to renew veteran national security columnist's contract. By Michael Calderone. Charles W. Harrity/ASSOCIATED PRESS. Walter Pincus, in 1971, while working as a government investigator. He returned to the Post four years later and stayed for four ...
Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who published Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, has written an open letter to the Washington Post's Walter Pincus calling on him to correct a column that he says is riddled with factual errors and "grounded solely in baseless innuendo." Pincus's column, published ...
From my report on the case against press outrage: Walter Pincus stood out in 2003 when he bucked the media conventional wisdom and emerged as one of the most aggressive doubters of the Bush administration's claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Ten years later, the Washington Post ...
Walter Pincus, a renowned security expert journalist who retired in 2015 after 40 years in Post, believes that, as n, re is a "distrust of government" but that main difference is so-called Posttruth. Trump promotes, without providing evidence, "alternative facts" and "undermines media." "You need an honest ...
... Ben Bradlee (Newsweek), James Reston (New York Times), Charles Douglas Jackson (Time Magazine), Walter Pincus (Washington Post), ...
The 2016 presidential campaign was just a test run for Russia's continuing use of disinformation on social media aimed at manipulating public thinking in the United States. Appearances last week by senior executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google before Senate Judiciary and the Senate and House ...
... the Executive Vice President of the technology company Salesforce.com and Managing Director at the global investment firm, Walter Pincus.
Has the Trump administration put together a coordinated plan to deal with what the intelligence community has warned will be Moscow-directed cyberattacks during the upcoming 2018 midterm elections? “So far, we've seen no indication that the administration is taking action to prepare for this next ...
President Donald Trump has turned his own obviously failed condolence phone call last Tuesday to 24-year-old, Myeshia Johnson, widow of ...
It's time for Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to use his congressional panel rather than just his ...
Saturday's Pentagon announcement that B-1B bombers escorted by F-15C fighters had flown a route above the demilitarized zone in ...
“If we do a continuing resolution, we are not only not rebuilding our military, we are harming our military,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told his ...
In miniature, President Trump's impetuous attempt to ban transgender individuals from military service illustrates why he is not qualified to be ...
The United States and its allies need to focus first on freezing North Korea's current nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs with a goal ...
Having refused to accept a strategy and operational plan presented to him last month by Defense Secretary James Mattis, Joint Chiefs ...
Veteran national security reporter Walter Pincus brings his legendary Fine Print column to The Cipher Brief, delivering his take on defense and security every ...
Former Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus, who has one of the longest memories in Washington, sees parallels between the president's ...
Among the various issues that came newly into focus with Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday, the question of immigration stood ...
Meanwhile, Walter Pincus had a related report yesterday about the Russian scandal, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus' recent ...
Walter Pincus, in 1971, while working as a government investigator. He returned to the Post four years later and stayed for four decades.


 

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