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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.
Pentagon to send 1,000 more troops to Middle East as tensions rise with Iran

The Pentagon will send 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for "defensive purposes" as tensions increase with Iran.

Pentagon accuses Iran of shooting missiles at U.S. drones

The Pentagon says Iran targeted a drone June 13 as it flew near a crippled tanker. Officials didn't provide evidence or say why they waited to make the claim.

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