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...

Russia's U.S. Election Strategy by the Numbers

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Award-winning national security columnist Walter Pincus uncovers Russia’s strategy to interfere with U.S. Elections by the numbers, based on the Mueller report. This is Cipher...

Training the Next Field of Space Warriors

by Walter Pincus

The U.S. is trying to quickly gear up the nation’s ability to fight in space and our best clues into just how they’re planning to do it, are coming from congressional testimony. This is...

Who Will Man the Wall?

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Set aside for a moment how you feel about building the wall. There is a more immediate issue in controlling the flow of illegal traffic and drugs on the southwest border, and that is...

The Nuclear Weapons Club Could Get Bigger

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — One result from the Hanoi Summit: North Korea continues to be a member of the elite nuclear weapons club, and probably will remain so for years to come. National Security Advisor John...

In Hanoi, the Devil is in the Details

by Walter Pincus

National Security Columnist Walter Pincus takes a look at the devil that is bound to be in the details in Hanoi in this week’s Fine Print. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It...