Walter Pincus



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

  • Dec 16, 2014

Former CIA director Richard Helms had some important lessons about Vietnam that are worth hearing.

  • Dec 8, 2014

Deputy Secretary Robert Work says efforts to pass a budget get crushed in a nonsensical cycle.

  • Dec 1, 2014

A breakdown of the administration’s request to Congress for an additional $5.6 billion.

  • Nov 25, 2014

Service members on nuclear jobs fear being overwhelmed by U.S. inspections more than any enemy.

  • Nov 17, 2014

Congressional authorization and funding for the fight are critical before this sessions ends.

  • Nov 10, 2014

The fight against the Islamic State is a local war to be fought by locals.

  • Nov 3, 2014

The guy loved a good competition and inspired the rest of us.

  • Oct 27, 2014

Panetta argues that “enhanced” interrogations were fruitful, but so were techniques without duress.

  • Oct 20, 2014

Are Americans ready to fight the Islamic State?

  • Oct 13, 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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