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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

Columns by Daniel N. Hoffman

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

Putin Ukraine Strategy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

U.S. tested by Putin’s Ukraine playbook

According to President Vladimir Putin's press spokesman, Russia is massing troops on Ukraine's border solely to protect its citizens against a potential war in eastern Ukraine. Published April 22, 2021

Pentagon Shopping Cart Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Pentagon needs to become a smarter shopper

China and Russia are challenging America's high-tech dominance. The goal: not just to contest but to achieve superiority in every fighting domain, including air, land, space, sea and cyberspace. Published March 25, 2021