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Sharon Weinberger


Washington, DC, United States

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  • Yahoo
  • Foreign Policy
  • The New York Times
  • Center for Public Integrity

Past articles by Sharon:

Sunlight destroys virus quickly, new govt. tests find, but experts say pandemic could last through summer

Preliminary results from government lab experiments show that the coronavirus does not survive long under high-temperature, high-humidity conditions, and is quickly destroyed by sunlight, providing evidence from controlled tests of what scientists believed — but had not yet proved — to be true. → Read More

Pentagon launched new classified operation to support Saudi coalition in Yemen

The existence of the new classified operation, code-named Yukon Journey, was partially revealed in a Defense Department inspector general report posted online earlier this month. → Read More

Facebook launches Portal video-chat device from once-secret Building 8

Facebook is introducing a new product, Portal, a device that will compete with Amazon’s Echo. → Read More

Scientists say ‘neuroweapons’ were behind Cuba attacks

Four scientists shared new research on “neuroweapons” in a Pentagon-sponsored teleconference on Friday. → Read More

How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind

The U.S. military has been trying — and failing — to buy a simple counterinsurgency aircraft for more than 10 years. Here’s what went wrong. → Read More

Trump Lawyer Met With Qatari Government Official Days Before FBI Raid

Was Michael Cohen seeking to add foreign governments as clients of his consulting business? → Read More

China Has Already Won the Drone Wars

Chinese companies are proving that America is not first in the UAV export market. Can Trump roll that back? → Read More

Meet the Russian-Owned Firm Creating an Army of Traveling ‘Proxies’

A former senior Russian intelligence official has created an American tech firm that pays people to go places and film things. → Read More

Security Brief: Russia Providing Arms to Taliban; China’s Global Kidnapping Campaign

Russia arming Taliban. For months, U.S. military commanders have sounded alarms that Russia is supporting the Afghan Taliban, and now the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, has gone a step further, accusing Moscow of directly arming the Taliban. “We’ve had weapons brought to this headquarters and given to us by Afghan leaders and said, this was given by the Russians to… → Read More

Pentagon Official Says U.S. Hypersonic Weapons Research Underfunded

Amid reports of a new Russian missile, DARPA's chief says the United States lacks infrastructure → Read More

Pentagon Official Says U.S. Hypersonic Weapons Research Underfunded

Amid reports of a new Russian missile, DARPA's chief says the United States lacks infrastructure. → Read More

Security Brief: U.S. Officials Reassure Allies in Munich; Mueller Indicts 13 Russians

By Elias Groll, with Robbie Gramer and Sharon Weinberger Trump administration officials spent the weekend in Munich telling their European counterparts to please ignore President… → Read More

Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?

The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them? → Read More

Trump’s Big Asian Adventure

[protected-iframe id="99dad428bc6e6bbb592a4ec7f5248edc-71129472-129437286" info="?" width="100%" height="200" scrolling="no"] President Donald Trump is on a twelve-day trip to five countries in Asia, looking once again to prove he… → Read More

The E.R.: From Moscow to Havana: Secret Weapons and Diplomats

The “sonic attacks” in Cuba aren’t the first suspected instance of invisible attacks on U.S. diplomats. → Read More

The E.R.: Tackling the FBI’s ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Designation

The government’s designations continue to confound and upset critics. → Read More

So You Want to Be a Leaker?

No method is foolproof, but some are better than others. → Read More

Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide?

The Russian security giant faces scrutiny worldwide. Is there fire beneath the smoke? → Read More

Book Talk: Spy Schools

Exploring the dark relationship between intelligence services and academia. → Read More

The FBI’s New U.S. Terrorist Threat: ‘Black Identity Extremists’

Law enforcement calls it a violent movement. Critics call it racist. → Read More