Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Cold War Redux?

by Walter Pincus

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...

Heed the Three Wise Men of National Security

by Walter Pincus

“Our foreign policy is a complete and total disaster. No vision. No purpose. No direction. No strategy.” Then-presidential-candidate Donald Trump said that in his first foreign policy speech in...

Is Team Trump Tilting at Windmills in Syria?

by Walter Pincus

Does the Trump administration have a viable strategy for Syria — and the tools and capability to carry it out? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to articulate his interpretation of the...

North Korea 'Bloody Nose' Could Turn into Torrent

by Walter Pincus

“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...

Trump Races Down 'Road to Authoritarianism'

by Walter Pincus

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...

Trump's Trigger Finger: Nuke Review Ditches Obama Pledges

by Walter Pincus

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,...

Anti-Mueller Campaign: Building Wall Against Future Impeachment Push?

by Walter Pincus

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...

FBI Director Wray Shows His Loyalty…to the Truth

by Walter Pincus

New FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is signaling that he takes the possibility of future Russian meddling in U.S. elections seriously, and he plans to run a bureau of  “integrity and...

From Watergate to Iran-Contra to Flynn, the Cover-Up Reveals the Crime

by Walter Pincus

It’s always the cover-up. That was the starting point for unraveling Nixon’s Watergate and Reagan’s Iran-contra affair. I covered both scandals and believe special counsel Robert Mueller III is...

Bipartisan Hill Group Slams Trump’s China Policy

by Walter Pincus

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,...