Trump's Trigger Finger: Nuke Review Ditches Obama Pledges

by Walter Pincus

The Trump administration may open the New Year with a bang – a nuclear bang – with the impending release of its Nuclear Posture Review. One of President Donald Trump’s first executive orders,...

When a Spy Falls – Caring for CIA’s Memorial Star Children

by CIA Officers Memorial Foundation

After the attacks of 9/11, the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan was CIA officer Johnny Micheal Spann. He was attacked by Taliban fighters who supposedly had surrendered. The...

TAPS Offers Solace for Survivors as Military Suicides Surge

by TAPS

Nearly two decades after the 9/11 attacks, the American public has seen large numbers of troops returning from conflict areas, so it’s tempting for citizens to think to themselves, “The wars are...

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...