Bill Gertz is Senior Editor of The Washington Free Beacon and National Security Columnist for The Washington Times.
Bill also is the editor and publisher of the news site Flash//CRITIC Cyber Threat News (flashcritic.com). He is the author of six books, four of which were national bestsellers. His 1999 book, Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security, (Regnery, May 1999) was on the New York Times bestseller list for several weeks. His second book, The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America, (Regnery) was released in November 2000. His book, Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11, was published in August 2002 and was a national bestseller.
Bill wrote "Treachery: How America's Friends And Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies," in 2005, a candid look at the growing problem of arms proliferation. The book was a national bestseller. In 2006, his fifth book was published. "Enemies: How America's Foes Steal Our Vital Secrets -- And How We Let It Happen," was a bestseller and is a critical look at recent spy cases and counterintelligence failures. It also calls for using aggressive counterintelligence techniques to stop Islamist extremists in the global war on terrorism.
His latest book, The Failure Factory: How Unelected Bureaucrats; Liberal Democrats and Big Government Republicans Are Undermining America's Security and Leading Us to War, was published in September 2008. It is a critical look at the problem of an out-of-control government bureaucracy.
Bill writes a weekly column called Inside the Ring, a chronicle about the ups and downs of the U.S. national security bureaucracy.
He also has written articles for Commentary magazine, National Review, The Weekly Standard and Air Force Magazine. Bill also has been a media fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, California.