For Those Who Gave All: Special Operations Warrior Foundation

by SOWF

This Christmas season was unlike any previous holiday for many military families. U.S. Special Operations Command lost 47 troops in the line of duty, out of its ranks of 70,000 men and women. The...

GallantFew: Vets Guiding Vets

by GallantFew

GallantFew’s mission is to prevent veteran isolation by connecting new veterans with hometown veteran mentors, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to a...

National Military Family Association: Taking Care of the Homefront

by Jeanine Hayden

As I scramble around doing last-minute shopping and other preparations for the Christmas holidays, I occasionally stop to count my blessings. One of those is that, during the nearly half century...

Holidays Spent in the Field: A Letter to CIA Officers

by Karl Wagner

Emotions run higher on a holiday, no matter one’s faith or tradition. The highs are higher and the lows lower, especially the gut punch of remembering those no longer with us. And when you’re...

Taking a Lesson from Churchill for Today

by Michael Morell

The Cipher Brief’s State of Play series encompasses reviews of the books, movies and TV shows that help shape our understanding of the national security space. This week, Cipher Brief Expert...

Russian Active Measures and the 2016 Election Hack

by John Sipher

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Funny, that. The Soviet and Russian intelligence services have been doing exactly the same...

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...

The Bitcoin Experiment

by Robert Hannigan

The launch of Bitcoin futures trading is a good moment to consider the cyber and wider security issues raised by this and other cryptography-based currencies. It is worth making the distinction...

The Iran Conundrum: Serious Containment Versus Stability

by Ambassador James Jeffrey

President Donald Trump put Iran on notice in October, declaring that the U.S. would counter the regime’s “destabilizing activity.” Iran isn’t listening. Instead, Iran is making gains...

Getting the Best Out of Moscow

by Daniel Hoffman

Russia’s annexation of Crimea, intervention in eastern Ukraine, and meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have escalated distrust and rancor between the U.S. and Russia to levels...