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David S. Cloud

David S. Cloud covers the Pentagon and the military from the Washington, D.C., bureau. In his 30-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.
Mattis says Trump gave him vote of confidence after '60 Minutes' comments

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said President Trump gave him a vote of confidence in a phone call after the president earlier said Mattis might soon leave the Pentagon. Mattis also denied Trump’s suggestion he might be a Democrat, saying he had never registered for a political party.

What's in a name? Poland tempts Trump with deal to build permanent military base for U.S. troops

Poland is offering the United States $2 billion and an “ideal location” for a permanent U.S. military base on its territory that it would call "Fort Trump." A certain former Manhattan real estate magnate is tempted, but Pentagon officials and NATO allies meeting in Warsaw this weekend are worried.

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