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Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz is a national security columnist for The Washington Times and senior editor at The Washington Free Beacon (www.freebeacon.com). He has been with The Times since 1985.

He is the author of six books, four of them national best-sellers. His latest book, "The Failure Factory," on government bureaucracy and national security, was published in September 2008.

Mr. Gertz also writes a weekly column called Inside the Ring, a weekly column that chronicles the U.S. national security bureaucracy.

Mr. Gertz has been a guest lecturer at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.; the Central Intelligence Agency in Virginia; the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington; and the Brookings Institution in Washington. He has participated in the National Security Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

He studied English literature at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and journalism at George Washington University. He is married and has two daughters.

Articles by Bill Gertz

Russian army Iskander missile launcher it's way down a road during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade. U.S. officials said the main INF violation has been multiple tests since 2008 of a new cruise missile identified as the R-500, which has a range of about 1,243 miles. (Associated Press)

Inside the Ring: Russia accused of major treaty breach

Russia's recent missile developments represent a "material breach" of its obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a senior House Republican said Wednesday. Published June 11, 2014

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston/File)

Inside the Ring: Critical Ukraine aid report

The White House has launched a covert publicity campaign against a bipartisan report that criticized the Obama administration for failing to provide urgently needed non-weapons military aid to Ukraine in its standoff against some 80,000 Russian troops massed along the country's eastern border. Published April 24, 2014

China's high-speed rail network is becoming a major mode of transport for the Chinese army, allowing the rapid movement of troops, according to a report. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Inside the Ring: China military on the rails

China's high-speed rail lines are becoming a major transport force for the People's Liberation Army (PLA), allowing the rapid movement of military forces throughout the country, a recent state-run news report revealed. Published February 5, 2014

President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Inside the Ring: Obama reassesses al Qaeda

President Obama has dialed back his earlier optimistic assessment of global efforts to defeat al Qaeda. Instead of nearing defeat, the terrorist group is planting new roots in North Africa and the Middle East. Published January 30, 2014