The Affordability Challenge of Nuclear Modernization

by Walter Pincus

The White House and some Republicans in Congress are taking a second look at the need for, and the $1 trillion cost of, the planned, decades-long program to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons...

Trump vs. the GOP on Foreign Policy

by Walter Pincus

How will Republicans paper over the sharp foreign policy differences between Donald Trump and the party’s congressional leadership? That problem was vividly illustrated when one compared the report...

How Clinton and Trump Differ on National Security

by Walter Pincus

The Defense Department under a President Hillary Clinton will for the most part continue in the direction it’s been going under President Barack Obama. Don’t be surprised to see Defense...

Forewarned is Forearmed

by Walter Pincus

Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have shown their frustration with what they believe has been a failure of the Pentagon to keep Congressional intelligence committees...

What Trump Doesn’t Know About Nuclear Weapons

by Walter Pincus

If there is one thing that Donald Trump knows little or nothing about, it is nuclear weapons, although as he told The Washington Post editorial board on March 21, “The biggest risk for this world...

Affecting the Powers of the Next Commander-in-Chief

by Walter Pincus

While the public and the press seem totally focused on the presidential election six months from now, members of Congress are preparing to vote in coming weeks on legislation that that will affect...

The Face of Future Combat

by Walter Pincus

There will be a glimpse into the future of warfare – both offense and defense – on display tomorrow, May 11, in the Pentagon’s Center Courtyard. It’s Demo Day sponsored by the Defense...

The Gap Between Myth and Reality

by Walter Pincus

In the self-created mythical world that Donald Trump has conjured up through his GOP presidential nomination campaign, the Islamic State terrorists will be gone “very, very, quickly” should he be...

The Two Donald Trumps

by Walter Pincus

Which Donald Trump will show up tomorrow at Washington’s National Press Club to deliver a luncheon speech which, according to his campaign press release, will deal with “the many serious foreign...

What the Candidates Aren't Talking About

by Walter Pincus

Too bad the Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates weren’t present to hear former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies last...