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The Lawfare Podcast: Walter Pincus on ‘The Norms of National Security Reporting’

Walter Pincus, the Washington Post’s recently-retired national security reporter, sat down with Benjamin Wittes at the Hoover Book Soiree to discuss Walter's recent essay, "Reflections on Secrecy and the Press from a Life in Journalism." Walter and Ben chatted about Walter’s work in journalism and how his unusual career has shaped his views on the unique responsibilities and difficulties of national security reporting.

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Reminder: A Hoover Non-Book Soiree, Walter Pincus on the Norms of National Security Reporting

The next in our series of soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Office will take place on Wednesday, when Ben interviews Walter Pincus about his new essay, "Reflections on Secrecy and the Press from a Life in Journalism." This series of conversations about national s

Hoover Book Soiree

A Hoover Non-Book Soiree: Walter Pincus on the Norms of National Security Reporting

The next in our series of soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Office will take place on July 20, when Ben interviews Walter Pincus about his new essay, "Reflections on Secrecy and the Press from a Life in Journalism." This series of conversations about national security law and policy, mostly focused on books, is sponsored by the Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology, and Law Working Group.

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Reflections on Secrecy and the Press from a Life in Journalism

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Though I have been a journalist for most of my career, my experience with overclassification and the vagaries of declassification began in 1969 during an eighteenmonth stint running a subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that was investigating the military’s role in foreign policy during the Vietnam War.

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