Latest Fine Print Columns

Veteran national security reporter Walter Pincus brings his legendary Fine Print column to The Cipher Brief, delivering his take on defense and security every Tuesday.

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I’ve covered many political scandals over the past 50 years, including Watergate, Iran-contra, and the Clinton impeachment, but the past few weeks have convinced me […] More

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Hillary Clinton should keep Ash Carter as Defense Secretary if, as expected, she wins the presidency next week. With American troops fighting in Syria, Iraq, […] More