Author: Richard Willing

Richard Willing spent thirty years reporting for newspapers and radio in Detroit, Washington, DC, and New York City suburbs, and nine years as member of Senior National Intelligence Service, including stints as press secretary to Director of National Intelligence and detail to CIA history staff. He is completing an MA in US History at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

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Congress’s “Committee on Spies” and the Court-Martial Policies of General Washington

In the weeks before it declared independence, the Continental Congress was already hard at work building the institutions it would need to maintain the new republic. In June 1776, a committee was appointed to explore articles that would link the thirteen provincial legislatures in a loose confederation. A second was tasked to consider how the […]

by Richard Willing