How the U.S. Army Looks at Land Power in the Pacific

by LTG Guy Swan III (Ret.)

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) held a symposium in Hawaii last week to talk about Land Power in the Pacific (LANPAC). We caught up with Cipher Brief Expert LTG (Ret.) Guy C. Swan...

When Cyberweapons Escape

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front In 2017, the National Security Agency lost control of a cyberweapon known as EternalBlue, leaked online by a group known as ‘the Shadow Brokers.’ Malicious code...

What is U.S. Policy in the Middle East?

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The only consistency in the Trump administration’s Middle East policy has been to support autocratic regimes and strongmen, as it has in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The...

Cult of the Dead Cow and Its Mission to Save the World

by Cult of the Dead Cow

BOOK REVIEW:  Cult of the Dead Cow – How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World  By Joseph Menn  Reviewed by Christopher Messina This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only...

Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character

by Admiral James Stavridis

Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.) was the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and is an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group. His is the author of several books, including Sea Power: The History...

A Tradition of Serving with Honor

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

Cipher Brief expert Admiral James ‘Sandy’ Winnefeld served for 37 years in the United States Navy. He retired in 2015 after serving four years as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint...

Christian Pike's Ultimate Sacrifice

by Rick Ledgett

Cipher Brief expert and Former Deputy Director of the NSA, Rick Ledgett, remembers the ultimate sacrifice of Chief Cryptologic Technician Christian Pike this Memorial Day. This is Cipher Brief Level...

Memorial Day: How it has Changed for All of Us

by Rob Lively

Rob Lively retired after 28 years of military service. This Memorial Day, he explains how remembering the fallen has changed for an entire community. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content....

From Military to CIA, the Sacrifice is often the Same

by John McLaughlin

Former Acting Director of the CIA, John McLaughlin remembers back to his time in Vietnam and both the military and Agency fallen that he honors each Memorial Day. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member...

Why We Call it the Army Family

by LTG Guy Swan III (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Guy C. Swan III (Ret.) currently serves as an AUSA Vice President. During more than 35 years of active service he commanded at every level through Army Service Component...