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Daniel N. Hoffman

Daniel N. Hoffman

Daniel N. Hoffman is a retired clandestine services officer and former chief of station with the Central Intelligence Agency. His combined 30 years of government service included high-level overseas and domestic positions at the CIA. He has been a Fox News contributor since May 2018. He can be reached at

Articles by Daniel N. Hoffman

China's Hypersonic Military Challenge Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Meeting China’s hypersonic challenge

Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has declared his country will have the world's strongest military by mid-century. Published January 13, 2022

Radio Vets and Veterans Day Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Celebrating a hero on Veterans Day

Veteran's Day is a sacred opportunity for remembering and honoring our nation's military personnel and their families. Published November 4, 2021

Illustration on Russia and Ukraine by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Nothing threatens Putin’s regime more than Ukraine

During a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House earlier this month, President Biden "firmly committed" to supporting Ukraine's sovereignty. Published September 22, 2021

9/11 (September 11, 2001) Attack Remembrance Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

In the post 9/11 world, good intelligence has proven more vital than ever

On the morning of September 11, 2001, my then-CIA colleague Rob was in Manhattan on the subway, headed to a 9 a.m. meeting in the World Trade Center. At 8:46 a.m., moments before he exited the subway, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the Center's North Tower. Published September 8, 2021

Afghanistan is more dangerous illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Why Afghanistan is more dangerous

How ironic that as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches Afghanistan is more of a clear and present danger to our nation than ever before. Published August 24, 2021

FILE - In this June 18, 2021, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. After saying for months that it kept the coronavirus completely at bay, North Korea on Wednesday, June 30, came closest to admitting that its anti-virus campaign has been less than perfect. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Kim’s health only complicates the North Korean conundrum

Reappearing last month at a Politburo meeting after months out of the public spotlight, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lambasted party officials for their failure to counter the coronavirus pandemic. Published July 15, 2021

FILE - In this March 10, 2011 file photo, then Vice President  Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia.  President Joe Biden will hold a summit with Vladimir Putin next month in Geneva, a face-to-face meeting between the two leaders that comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia in the first months of the Biden administration.  (RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin/Pool via AP, file)

Biden must stand firm in date with wily Putin

At the tail end of his first international trip after meetings with G-7 leaders and NATO members, President Biden will hold a one-day summit June 16 with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Published June 3, 2021

Remembering The Fallen on Memorial Day Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A fallen colleague’s legacy lives on each Memorial Day

I'll never forget the spring day 14 years ago when my CIA colleague who was serving as our chief of air operations greeted me at the airport landing zone upon my return from leave to a Middle East war zone. Published May 30, 2021

Illustration on court-based remedies against Putin's and Russia's misbehavior by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Stopping America’s adversaries from abusing our courts

The dilemma for U.S. policymakers is that neither sanctions nor diplomatic expulsions have ever successfully induced any change in the nefarious behavior of KGB operative who runs the Kremlin -- President Vladimir Putin. Published May 6, 2021