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Ken Dilanian

Ken Dilanian no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. He was a reporter in Washington, D.C., bureau from April 2010 until May 2014. Before that, he had spent three years at USA Today, where he covered foreign policy and Congress. He worked for a decade at the Philadelphia Inquirer, three of them as a Rome-based foreign correspondent making frequent trips to Iraq. A series he co-wrote on deaths in Philadelphia’s child welfare system won the 2007 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. A Massachusetts native, he is a 1991 graduate of Williams College.

Recent Articles

  • U.S., Germany fail to reach surveillance agreement

    U.S., Germany fail to reach surveillance agreement

    Ruling out a "no-spy agreement" with any country, President Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States had not reached a deal with Germany to limit U.S. surveillance on its territory. The U.S. and Germany have been negotiating over mutual rules for intelligence-gathering aimed at each other,...

  • U.S. worries its aid to Egypt may be misdirected

    U.S. worries its aid to Egypt may be misdirected

    The Egyptian military recently used American-made Apache helicopter gunships to fire rockets into houses in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest in a series of lethal raids targeting a little-known Al Qaeda-inspired group that has bombed civilians. The April 23 raid came on the same day that the State...

  • Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn quits as chief of Pentagon intelligence agency

    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn quits as chief of Pentagon intelligence agency

    Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, after what current and former officials said were clashes with his boss and other opponents inside the Pentagon spy service. Flynn's deputy, David R. Shedd, is also retiring, according...

  • U.S. steps up drone strikes against militants in Yemen

    U.S. steps up drone strikes against militants in Yemen

    Yemen says 55 militants and at least three civilians were killed in raids and U.S. drone strikes over the weekend.

  • U.S. launches drone strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen

    U.S. launches drone strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen

    WASHINGTON — Prompted in part by a recent video that showed Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen openly taunting the United States, the CIA launched lethal drone strikes over the last three days that marked a sharp acceleration of the Obama administration’s shadow war against the terrorist group. Yemeni officials,...

  • Obama blocks visa for Iran's U.N. ambassador

    Obama blocks visa for Iran's U.N. ambassador

    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed into law a bill Friday that will block Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. The measure is the first substantial bill from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a likely Republican presidential hopeful, to become law. It says the president...

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