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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 administration presses for peace deal in Afghanistan by April, but prospects appear dim

The Trump administration is pressing for a peace deal with insurgents in Afghanistan by April, a timetable driven by President Trump’s mounting impatience with the stalemated 17-year-old war, but the prospects for a political settlement appear dim.

Pentagon extends U.S. troop deployment at Mexican border through January

Defense Secretary Mattis approved extension of border mission until end of January

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