Walter Pincus



With a huge arsenal in place and facing steep modernization costs, some cuts are in order.

  • Jun 29, 2015

Pentagon officials defended the administration’s approach at a recent congressional hearing.

  • Jun 22, 2015

Israel will not sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but perhaps it should.

  • Jun 15, 2015

There is no evidence that the legal program is misused to deliberately gather data on Americans.

  • Jun 8, 2015

Several countries have for years been building military facilities in the Spratly Islands.

  • Jun 1, 2015

The U.S. military role should be limited — only Iraqis can win the fight against the Islamic State.

  • May 25, 2015

Congressional Republicans attach $38 billion to war-fighting fund while claiming fiscal responsibility.

  • May 18, 2015

The Pentagon warns that U.S. “global aspirations” are not matched by “available resources.”

  • May 11, 2015

The Pentagon’s operations in Iraq and Syria also raise issues about civilian casualties.

  • May 4, 2015

Lawmakers approve a measure limiting Pentagon spending on bands next year

  • May 18, 2012
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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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