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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 file photo, a U.S. military aide carrying the "President's emergency satchel," also known as "the football," with the nuclear launch codes, walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, to join President Joe Biden for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  **FILE**

Biden officials tried to restrict nuclear arms use

Biden administration officials involved in the recent Nuclear Posture Review of U.S. strategic weapons and forces sought to further restrict the use of nuclear arms during internal discussions on the nuclear review but ultimately backed off, according to Air Force Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, nominee to be the next Strategic Command chief. Published September 21, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, gestures while speaking to Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Sergei Bobylev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Xi, Putin pledge unity to fight U.S. dominance

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to forge closer ties as they huddled in Central Asia on Thursday to discuss Russia's war in Ukraine. Published September 15, 2022

In this handout photo released by Kazakhstan President press-service, Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photo during their meeting in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (Kazakhstan President press-service via AP)

Xi arrives in Central Asia, plans talks with Putin

Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to Kazakhstan on Wednesday for his first known post-pandemic foray beyond China's borders and later plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Uzbekistan. Published September 14, 2022

An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launches during an operational test at 1:13 A.M. PDT, Sept. 7 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. ICBM test launches demonstrate that the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of strategic competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas)

Pentagon tests multi-warhead ICBM after delays

The Air Force has flight-tested a Minuteman III ballistic missile that practiced launching multiple nuclear warheads, after twice delaying the exercise amid tensions with global rivals. Published September 8, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, gestures while speaking to Chairman of National People's Congress Li Zhanshu during their talks on the sideline of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (Egor Aleyev/TASS News Agency Host Pool Photo via AP)

China-Russia war games underway near Japan

Large-scale Russian war games involving some 2,000 Chinese troops kicked off this week and included live-fire naval exercises near Japan. Published September 7, 2022

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Long March 5B Y3 carrier rocket, carrying Wentian lab module blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan Province Sunday, July 24, 2022. On a hot Sunday afternoon, with a large crowd of amateur photographers and space enthusiasts watching, China launched the Wentian lab module from tropical Hainan Island. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)

China’s space power to promote communism

China's government is investing billions of dollars in space systems and plans to dominate space to promote its communist system of government, according to a Pentagon study. Published August 31, 2022