Jeff Stein has covered the spy agencies, military affairs and foreign policy in Washington for nearly 40 years. From 2013 to 2019, he was Newsweek's national security correspondent and SpyTalk columnist. His SpyTalk column originated in 2005 at Congressional Quarterly, where in 2003 he was the founding editor of the award-winning CQ Homeland Security daily, and later, national security editor. Following the sale of CQ in 2009, he wrote SpyTalk as a daily blog for The WashingtonPost for a year, then moved to Newsweek. Previously, he was deputy foreign editor at UPI. An Army Intelligence case officer in Vietnam, Jeff is also the author of three books, including "A Murder in Wartime: The Untold Spy Story that Changed the Course of the Vietnam War," about the 1969 prosecution of top Green Beret officers for the execution of a suspected enemy spy. As a freelance, he has written for most major magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, New York magazine, Esquire, GQ, Playboy, The New Republic, The Nation, Mother Jones, the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and The Washington Post Sunday Magazine. He has appeared frequently on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Fox, ABC, PBS Newshour and NPR as an authority on espionage, national security and homeland security or in conjunction with his own exclusives.
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