William Arkin

Online Columnist, Washington Post

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Online columnist for the Washington Post, and co-author of 'Top Secret America,' a series of articles, published in the Washington Post in July, about the build-up, since 9/11, of a massive and secret national security apparatus; military analyst for NBC News

William Arkin on KCRW

After 17 years, the U.S. is trying to negotiate its way out of Afghanistan. One partner in the search for peace is the Taliban, once an enemy in the “War on Terror.”

Afghanistan: Why so long? How much longer?

After 17 years, the U.S. is trying to negotiate its way out of Afghanistan. One partner in the search for peace is the Taliban, once an enemy in the “War on Terror.”

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America’s mainstream media are obsessed with President Trump’s off-hand policymaking in military and foreign affairs.

National Security: An Adult in the Room

America’s mainstream media are obsessed with President Trump’s off-hand policymaking in military and foreign affairs.

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The  9-11 Commission  led by Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean established the  National Security Preparedness Group  to follow its work with periodic assessments of terrorist threats to the…

September 11, Nine Years Later

The 9-11 Commission led by Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean established the National Security Preparedness Group to follow its work with periodic assessments of terrorist threats to the…

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