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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.
Trump's decision to halt military exercises with South Korea leaves Pentagon and allies nervous

President Trump said after his unprecedented meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Tuesday that the United States will halt joint military exercises with South Korea, which North Korea has long rebuked as provocative.

Pentagon wants to release in Syria a U.S. citizen it accused of joining Islamic State; his lawyers call that a 'death warrant'

The Pentagon plans to release a Saudi American dual citizen whom it accused of being a member of Islamic State at an undisclosed location in Syria, a move that his U.S. lawyers called “a death warrant.”

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