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Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz is a national security correspondent for The Washington Times. He has been with The Times since 1985.

He is the author of eight books, four of them national best-sellers. His latest book, "Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy," reveals details about the growing threat posed by the People's Republic of China. He is also the author of the ebook "How China's Communist Party Made the World Sick."

Mr. Gertz also writes 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.

He can be reached at

Articles by Bill Gertz

In this April 3, 2017, file photo, students walk past the "Great Dome" atop Building 10 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in an Oct. 17, 2019, letter provided to The Associated Press, that it has opened an investigation into "radiation safety and compliance" at the university's Bates Research and Engineering Center in Middleton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

MIT professor charged with illegal work for China

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor was arrested Thursday and charged with secretly working for China's technology collection programs and failing to disclose the work to the Energy Department. Published January 14, 2021

The findings from deadlocked task force studying the origin of SARS-CoV-2 are unlikely to be published before President Trump leaves office. (Associated Press/File)

Task force on virus origin deadlocked

An interagency group of scientists and medical experts formed to study the origin of the coronavirus is deadlocked over how to report their conclusions in the waning days of the Trump administration. Published January 13, 2021

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a video conference with European leaders from Beijing on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. European Union top officials and Chinese President Xi Jinping have concluded a long-awaited business investment deal with the potential to annoy the new American administration. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP)

Chinese propaganda hits U.S. after Capitol takeover

China stepped up anti-U.S. propaganda attacks this week, claiming the takeover of the Capitol by supporters of President Trump was a sign of the collapse of the American democratic system. Published January 7, 2021

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is thought by an Israeli expert to have a genomic origin of a Chinese bat virus that underwent extensive adaptation to humans before infecting patient zero. (Associated Press/File)

Israeli intel expert: Virus likely 'unnatural'

Retired Israeli Lt. Col. Dany Shoham, who was among the first to suggest that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak may be linked to China's military research, now believes there is a strong possibility that the virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory. Published January 6, 2021

President Donald Trump arrives in the early morning hours, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the White House in Washington, after returning from a rally in Dalton, Ga. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump executive order bans 8 Chinese apps

President Trump ordered the banning of eight Chinese software applications Tuesday over concerns Beijing is using the apps to spy on Americans and steal massive amounts of data to support its communist system. Published January 5, 2021

"Today, China allows no such transparency for the world's fastest-growing nuclear arsenal," wrote Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Marshall Billingslea, the special presidential envoy for arms control, in an op-ed for Newsweek on Monday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

U.S. officials press China over growing nuclear arsenal

China is engaged in a nuclear arms buildup and is stonewalling the international community regarding its strategic weapons intentions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump's chief arms control negotiator said Monday. Published January 4, 2021

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker injects a man with a COVID-19 vaccine at a healthcare center in Beijing, China, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. China authorized its first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine for general use on Dec. 31, 2020, adding another shot that could see wide use in poorer countries as the virus surges back around the globe. (Peng Ziyang/Xinhua via AP)

China excludes elderly from vaccine rollout

Chinese officials announced this week they have begun mass vaccinations against the coronavirus pandemic but are limiting shots to people aged 18 to 59, leaving the elderly in the lurch, according to state media. Published January 4, 2021

In this December 1988 file photo, a police officer walks past the wreckage in Lockerbie, Scotland, of Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York. Scotland's criminal appeals body said Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that the family of the Libyan man jailed for the 1988 bombing of an airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie can launch a posthumous appeal against his conviction. (AP Photo/File)

U.S. files new charges against Libyan bomber of Pan Am Flight 103

A former Libyan intelligence official has been charged with building the suitcase bomb that blew apart Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people in 1988, the Justice Department announced Monday, the 32nd anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack. Published December 21, 2020

President Trump signed the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act. The law prevents securities at foreign companies from being listed on any U.S. exchange if firms fail to company with federal PAOB audits. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Law could delist some Chinese companies from U.S. markets

President Trump has signed into law a new measure designed to force Chinese companies linked to the military out of U.S. capital markets in a measure opposed by some in the administration who favor close business ties with Beijing. Published December 20, 2020