I’m a Washington-based analyst, novelist and professor. Most of my career was as a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington correspondent for The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Also served as a top official of the Department of Defense and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. I have prestigious medals from the Defense Department and the White House for my work in government. I am also a Knight in the ancient order of St. John of Medina. Most of my blogs deal with foreign policy and national security issues.