The Army's Cyber Teams of the Future

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — The U.S. Army is working on major changes in doctrine, organization and training “to develop a force that can effectively engage great-power competitors, such as Russia and China,...

Strzok Case Looks at Privacy versus Politics

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — National Security Columnist Walter Pincus takes a look at the new case being brought by fired FBI agent Peter Strzok and the issues it highlights around privacy versus politics. This...

No Intermediate Arms Race Needed

by Walter Pincus

Access to national security columnist Walter Pincus’ Fine Print is one of the many benefits of becoming a  Cipher Brief Level I Membership.  Not only are you supporting true expert insight...

Why You Should Pay Close Attention to the Intelligence Authorization Bill

by Walter Pincus

The Intelligence Authorization Bill passed by the House last week contains insight into government priorities and where the IC is headed.  Read the latest about what it means in Walter Pincus’...

Milley's Mindset

by Walter Pincus

National Security Columnist Walter Pincus takes a look at General Mark Milley’s mindset on everything from Russia to NATO to space… This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It...

Climate Change as a National Security Threat

by Walter Pincus

There was more to learn from last Wednesday’s House hearing on climate change, than the White House barring a senior analyst from the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)...

Trump's Head START on New Nuclear Approach

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — President Trump plans to wait until next year to decide what he will do about the 2010 new START strategic nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, which runs out in February 2021,...

Will New Legislation Fix Old Problem of Overcharging DoD?

by Walter Pincus

Remember when DoD paid $640 for a toilet seat? In this week’s Fine Print, Walter Pincus looks at where we are now via a recent committee hearing. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only...

Extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — There was a flurry of arms control talk after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Trump administration is “at the very beginning of conversations about renewing” the 2010...

The Devil is in the Details for the F-35

by Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus’ Fine Print in The Cipher Brief — OPINION –A lack of spare parts has kept some 350 F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighters, already deployed at sites worldwide, from...