Shutting Down ISIS' Digital Platforms

by Walter Pincus

One day before Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old Tunisian immigrant who killed 84 people by plowing a rented refrigerator truck into the Bastille Day crowd celebrating on Nice’s Promenade...

Some National Security Lessons from the Past

by Walter Pincus

At a June 23 National Security Council meeting, according to notes once marked EYES ONLY, Top Secret, “The President said if he knew any way to abolish atomic weapons which would ensure the...

ISIL: You just can’t take them out and it’s over

by Walter Pincus

The United States is involved in a “global, and long-term effort to defeat ISIL (the Islamic State), and ensure that other violent extremist groups, such as Jabhat al Nusra, al Qaeda’s...

Financing Nuclear Modernization: Tough Decisions for the Next President

by Walter Pincus

The next president, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, will have to make hard decisions about whether to go ahead with the current, enormously costly, U.S. nuclear weapons modernization plan, though...

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...