Walter Pincus



The U.S. needs to answer a crucial question: Who will fill the vacuum when the extremists are defeated?

  • Feb 23, 2015

Obama’s 2016 budget calls for more spending on weaponry, but it seems like an unnecessary trip to the past.

  • Feb 9, 2015

FINE PRINT | Increase in defense spending plan is meant to assist in many foreign challenges.

  • Feb 2, 2015

Details of the CIA operation at the center of the trial show that not all leaks are true, or disavowals false.

  • Jan 26, 2015

FINE PRINT | We need to be smarter about our intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance program.

  • Jan 19, 2015

America doesn’t have endless funds. Should it emphasize fighting terrorists or running a nuclear arms race?

  • Jan 12, 2015

Ike agonized about sending spy planes over the Soviet Union, but he paid little heed to Congress’s views.

  • Jan 5, 2015

Haste can create imperfect history, as it is doing with Cuban policy changes and CIA interrogation programs.

  • Dec 29, 2014

Those calling for a new federal criminal investigation as a result of a Senate report are forgetting history.

  • Dec 22, 2014

There’s plenty of blame to spread around for what went on in the name of protecting America’s security.

  • Dec 16, 2014
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Walter Pincus reports on intelligence, defense and foreign policy for The Washingon Post. He first came to the paper in 1966 and has covered numerous subjects, including nuclear weapons and arms control, politics and congressional investigations. He was among Post reporters awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Among many other honors were the 1977 George Polk Award for articles exposing the neutron warhead, a 1981 Emmy from writing a CBS documentary on strategic nuclear weapons, and most recently the 2010 Arthur Ross Award from the American Academy for Diplomacy for columns on foreign policy.
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