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David S. Cloud

Writer

David S. Cloud covers the Pentagon and the military from the Washington, D.C., bureau. In his 25-year career, he has also worked at the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, where he was a member of a team of reporters awarded a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Sept 11, 2001, terror attacks. He is co-author of "The Fourth Star," which traces the careers and experiences in Iraq of four U.S. officers.

Recent Articles

  • Pentagon seeks to boost defense in Europe to counter Russia

    Pentagon seeks to boost defense in Europe to counter Russia

    The Obama administration wants to enlarge the U.S. military presence in eastern and central Europe next year by stockpiling heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other military equipment across the region, a substantial expansion of U.S. efforts to counter a resurgent Russia. The proposed $3.4-billion...

  • Republican candidates criticize a possible move from Obama on gun control

    Republican candidates criticize a possible move from Obama on gun control

    President Obama's plan to impose new controls on gun sales in an effort to lessen gun violence drew sharp fire Sunday from Republican presidential candidates, who argued he lacked authority to enact the restrictions by executive order. Obama, who for years has unsuccessfully sought to persuade...

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