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David Ignatius

David Ignatius has covered almost every Washington beat from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol Hill. His reporting and commentary, syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, draw on his network of resources to uncover and break news. He also has published eight novels.


Exiting Iran nuke deal led to current crisis

America has enormous military power in the Gulf, enough to obliterate Iran many times over. But the unpleasant fact is that Iran hasn’t been deterred by this force.

Dunford was a steady hand during turmoil

One four-star general recalls that Trump would sometimes ask Dunford if he liked a particular policy option. “I’m not in love with any of them,” Dunford would answer. “My job is to give you choices.”

Are the people tuning out Trump-era politics?

A veteran performer like Trump surely understands the Hollywood reality that today’s star becomes tomorrow’s has-been.


OPINION

Easier to applaud Hong Kong protests than back them

What’s the sound course, between the moral hazard of recklessly encouraging risk and the moral blindness of ignoring brave people fighting for their rights? The right answer is awkwardly somewhere in the middle.


OPINION

USMC commandant sets bar for reform

The Pentagon is buzzing about a potentially revolutionary order by the new Marine Corps commandant that bluntly answers the essential question for would-be military reformers: What should we discard from the legacy arsenal to make room for what we need to fight the wars of the future?


OPINION

Intel shakeup could prove dangerous

The deepest worry among intelligence professionals is how the Ratcliffe nomination, and the intense partisanship that fueled it, will be perceived by America’s intelligence partners overseas.


Ex-top White House official revises statement to special counsel about Flynn, Russian ambassador

K.T. McFarland, who briefly served as former national security adviser Michael Flynn's deputy, now has said that he might have been referring to sanctions when they spoke in late December 2016 after Flynn’s calls with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.

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  • OPINION

    Exiting Iran nuke deal led to current crisis

    America has enormous military power in the Gulf, enough to obliterate Iran many times over. But the unpleasant fact is that Iran hasn’t been deterred by this force.


  • OPINION

    Dunford was a steady hand during turmoil

    One four-star general recalls that Trump would sometimes ask Dunford if he liked a particular policy option. “I’m not in love with any of them,” Dunford would answer. “My job is to give you choices.”


  • OPINION

    Are the people tuning out Trump-era politics?

    A veteran performer like Trump surely understands the Hollywood reality that today’s star becomes tomorrow’s has-been.


  • OPINION

    Easier to applaud Hong Kong protests than back them

    What’s the sound course, between the moral hazard of recklessly encouraging risk and the moral blindness of ignoring brave people fighting for their rights? The right answer is awkwardly somewhere in the middle.


  • OPINION

    USMC commandant sets bar for reform

    The Pentagon is buzzing about a potentially revolutionary order by the new Marine Corps commandant that bluntly answers the essential question for would-be military reformers: What should we discard from the legacy arsenal to make room for what we need to fight the wars of the future?


  • OPINION

    Intel shakeup could prove dangerous

    The deepest worry among intelligence professionals is how the Ratcliffe nomination, and the intense partisanship that fueled it, will be perceived by America’s intelligence partners overseas.


  • Ex-top White House official revises statement to special counsel about Flynn, Russian ambassador

    K.T. McFarland, who briefly served as former national security adviser Michael Flynn's deputy, now has said that he might have been referring to sanctions when they spoke in late December 2016 after Flynn’s calls with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.

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