Walter Pincus



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

The defense secretary is trying to reconstruct the collaboration between academia, industry and government.

  • Apr 27, 2015

The development of more nuclear weapons systems raises budget questions, among other doubts.

  • Apr 20, 2015

The supreme leader’s interpretation of a framework agreement may yet match the U.S.’s understanding.

  • Apr 13, 2015

Just two years ago, the threat of military action against Iran seemed like a distinct possibility.

  • Apr 6, 2015

To understand what’s going on, it’s important for Americans to distinguish reality from propaganda.

  • Mar 30, 2015

By stuffing a contingency account, lawmakers can have both defense cuts and more defense spending.

  • Mar 23, 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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