General Jack Keane Awarded Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award

by General Jack Keane

The Cipher Brief extends its congratulations to Cipher Brief Expert, General Jack Keane, on being awarded this year’s ‘Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award’ at the recent Reagan National...

Sending Russia A Maritime Message

by General Philip M. Breedlove

The U.S. Navy sailed the USS McCampbell close to contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, according to CNN.   A U.S. Pacific Fleet Spokesperson, told the television network that Moscow...

A Statement of Thanks From General Michael Hayden

by General Michael Hayden

The Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and International Security released a statement Wednesday night from General Michael Hayden and his wife, Jeanine at a SPY Museum event at the...

Saudi Arabia: U.S. Must Stand Up and Say 'That's Wrong'

by General Stanley McChrystal

Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly sat down with Cipher Brief Expert and retired four-star General Stan McChrystal at the NYSE in New York this week to talk about his new book, Leaders:...

Saudi Arabia's Complicated Troubles

by Ambassador Gary Grappo

Demands for answers about what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi are increasing, as sources tell The Cipher Brief that the U.S. Administration is trying work out its next moves.  Turkish...

Facebook Blowback

Facebook announced on Friday that as many as 50 million of the platform’s social media accounts had been hacked giving attackers access to user’s personal information.  As some call for greater...

Iran Expert Quick Take

by Leslie Ireland

Leslie Ireland is the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis. She joined Treasury in 2010 after 25 years at CIA where she specialized in Iran, the Middle East and...

A Snapshot Look at Cyber Threats with Rick Ledgett

by Rick Ledgett

The Cipher Brief is bringing subscribers different expert perspectives on cyber threats this week.  Today’s perspective comes from Rick Ledgett, former Deputy Director of the National...

A Snapshot Look at Cyber Threats

by Nicholas J. Rasmussen

The Cipher Brief spoke with Nick Rasmussen, the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) about the current cyber threat environment ranging from terrorism to nation state...

The Next 'Field of Jihad'

by Mitch Silber

As the anniversary of 9/11approaches, it brings a time of deep reflection, not only on what was lost on that day in 2001, but also on what has been lost by the U.S. since (Benghazi, 2012) and how to...