Los Angeles Times

W.J. Hennigan


W.J. Hennigan covers the Pentagon and national security issues from the Los Angeles Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau. Previously, he was the aerospace and defense beat writer based in Los Angeles for more than five years. Before joining the paper, Hennigan braved Arizona’s desert heat, covering business for the East Valley Tribune. He also previously worked in the nation’s capital, writing for the Legal Times. Hennigan grew up on the south side of Chicago and has degrees from Northern Illinois University and Arizona State University.

Recent Articles

  • Russia may be escalating military role in Syria

    Russia may be escalating military role in Syria

    U.S. intelligence has captured evidence of a significant escalation of Russia's military engagement in Syria's civil war, including satellite images of an apparent Russian base for staging troops and heavy equipment under construction near a port city that is a stronghold for Syrian President Bashar...

  • Pentagon spots Chinese military ships off Alaskan coast

    The Pentagon has identified five Chinese military ships in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, marking the first time the U.S. military has seen Chinese warships in the area, officials said.