Divergent Options is a new effort to build a body of concise analysis (1,000 words or less) on national security topics from a global talent pool. The project was launched by Phil Walter and he joins me on Covert Contact to discuss the effort and the important gap that it is seeking to fill.

Phil has served in the military, the intelligence community, and the inter-agency. His written works are catalogued on Storify and archived at philwalter1058.com. I highly recommend them if you are at all interested in national security issues. You can follow Phil on Twitter @philwalter1058.