Staying Competitive in a Crowded Open Source World

by Carmen Landa Middleton

Technological advancements in the past 30 years have in many ways democratized access to information and disrupted countless industries – from journalism to national security. Increasingly,...

Seoul and Washington: Far from United on North Korea

by Tim Willasey-Wilsey

The signs emerging from Washington confirm that the military option is still very much on the table. There is now a breathing space while the Winter Olympics play out at Pyeongchang in South Korea...

Social Security and Medicare Could Cripple National Security

by Michael J. Morell

When giving public or semi-public talks, I have long been asked “What single threat worries you the most? What keeps you up at night?” When I served as a senior CIA official from 2006 to 2013,...

What a Wall Won't Fix on the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Todd Rosenblum

The assumption that a longer, higher wall along the U.S. border with Mexico will improve the nation’s security is wrong. Extending the nearly 700 miles of existing wall will help reduce the number...

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Cold War Redux?

by Walter Pincus

In various and sundry NATO countries, the United States has stationed 200-plus B-61 tactical nuclear bombs, current and older versions of which have dial-a-yield settings that allow various explosive...

Pay Attention to Probing, Persistent Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure

by Suzanne Kelly

During times when the country expresses passionate opinions over the politics of the day, I wonder what U.S. adversaries focus on. One thing always in the back of my mind, as a former intelligence...

"We Need Revolution, Not Just Evolution" in Security Clearances

by Senator Mark Warner

With the multitude of national security threats facing our nation – from Russia and North Korea to extremism and climate change – you might not expect security clearance reform to jump to the top...

Keeping DOJ and FBI Safe from a Partisan President & Congress

by General Michael Hayden

The White House is deciding whether to make public a classified memo on the Russia investigation penned by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-Calif. The memo claims the FBI and Justice...

Trump's Deport Push Boosts MS-13

by Michael Vigil

President Donald Trump invoked the deadly deeds of the violent street gang MS-13 in his State of the Union address, and again this week when addressing law enforcement officials at the White House....

Heed the Three Wise Men of National Security

by Walter Pincus

“Our foreign policy is a complete and total disaster. No vision. No purpose. No direction. No strategy.” Then-presidential-candidate Donald Trump said that in his first foreign policy speech in...