Brian Bennett

Writer

Brian Bennett covers homeland security and immigration in Washington, D.C. He started as a reporter for Time magazine in Hong Kong in 2000 and was Time’s Baghdad bureau chief in 2003 and 2004. He has uncovered secret executions in Iraq, documented the crimes of Saddam’s sons and revealed the first arrest on U.S. soil using a Predator drone. A native of Riverside, Calif., he misses being able to pick avocados and oranges in the backyard.

Recent Articles

  • California Republicans -- evolve or die
    California Republicans -- evolve or die

    Delegates to the California Republican Party state convention that begins Friday in Sacramento should be asking themselves just two questions: Why can't they find an electable U.S. Senate candidate and how do they revive a state party that's become irrelevant?

  • $3-million reward offered for arrest of Russian hacker
    $3-million reward offered for arrest of Russian hacker

    A brazen Russian hacker who allegedly siphoned off more than $100 million from American bank accounts now has a multimillion-dollar price on his head.

  • Immigration officials reviewing order to stop family detentions at border
    Immigration officials reviewing order to stop family detentions at border

    The Obama administration has not decided how to respond to a court ruling last week that ordered the government to stop detaining nearly 1,000 immigrant families as part of a policy meant to discourage other Central American families from illegally entering the United States.

  • Border Patrol sees little reform on agents' use of force
    Border Patrol sees little reform on agents' use of force

    Nearly a year after the Obama administration vowed to crack down on Border Patrol agents who use excessive force, no shooting cases have been resolved, no agents have been disciplined, a review panel has yet to issue recommendations, and the top two jobs in internal affairs are vacant.

  • Homeland Security chief warns mall shoppers on threat, pleads for funding
    Homeland Security chief warns mall shoppers on threat, pleads for funding

    President Obama’s top Homeland Security official on Sunday warned Americans to be “particularly careful” after terrorist threats against the Mall of America and other shopping centers, and seized the opportunity to call on Congress not to let his department’s funding...

  • New U.S. agency to fight cyberthreats
    New U.S. agency to fight cyberthreats

    Spurred in large part by North Korea's destructive digital hack at Sony Pictures, the Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to create a cyberintelligence center to better respond to digital breaches and threats to federal agencies and private industry.

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