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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.


US strikes back at Russia in cyberspace warfare

U.S. officials believe that the disruption effort has frazzled some of the Russian targets and may have deterred some interference during the midterms.

Can DOD build a bridge to the tech community?

The Pentagon-Silicon Valley dialogue is wary and awkward, and it could collapse — with dire consequences for America’s future military strength.

What Americans are fighting for in Manbij

As America should have learned, ISIS is like a cancer that hides in cells and bones and tissues, not quite extinguished. The moment you think it’s gone, it pounces back, hungry as ever, devouring the healthy organs.


OPINION

Both parties imperiled by insurgencies

Democrats can be as entranced as the GOP by the latest bright, shiny object darting across the political sky. They, too, can mistake social media energy for real political power.


OPINION

Life without Mattis’ steadying hand

The problem Mattis encountered, in the end, was that the president really did think he understood military policy better than his generals, and foreign policy better than his diplomats.


OPINION

Trump’s perilous withdrawal from Syria

Amid all this policy turmoil, the Kurds just keep on fighting ISIS.


OPINION

What Trump’s Syria decision means on the front lines

Mazloum said he advised his commanders that this agreement was made by U.S. politicians, not soldiers. “This is something immoral, leaving your ally in the battle alone,” he said, something American soldiers would never do by choice.


OPINION

Russia used web to perfect its dark arts

Russia’s internet activity wasn’t just about fomenting division. The IRA was also trying to develop assets who could be used in later covert operations.


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