Carlo Muñoz, The Washington Times

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Past articles by Carlo:

Emmanuel Macron

Latest news and commentary on Emmanuel Macron including photos, videos, quotations, and a biography. → Read More

France - Bio, News, Photos

Latest news and commentary on France including photos, videos, quotations, and a biography. → Read More

Pentagon steels for Hill pushback on proposed defense budget cuts

The Defense Department is moving on a Trump administration plan to shave just over $30 billion from its proposed defense spending budget for the next fiscal year, but Pentagon number-crunchers are girding for a fight over those cuts once that plan hits Capitol Hill. → Read More

Jamal Khashoggi killing hurts Saudi war in Yemen

The furor generated by the apparent killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of a “hit team” of top Saudi officials could have some serious blowback for one of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s signature foreign policy initiatives: the increasingly troubling war in neighboring Yemen. → Read More

Jamal Khashoggi killing hits Pentagon, Saudi Arabia relationship

The admitted killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi government agents is risking not only Washington’s long-standing diplomatic and economic ties with Riyadh, but could also imperil one of the Pentagon’s most vital military partnerships. → Read More

Afghan security forces succeeding despite spate of Taliban attacks: Pentagon

Defense Department officials are standing firm behind Afghanistan’s security forces, saying the country’s military and police are successfully containing the Taliban through the ongoing parliamentary election process, despite recent reports of another insurgent attack against U.S. and NATO coalition troops. → Read More

Afghanistan - Bio, News, Photos

Before I left Afghanistan I told him 'I want to get you a gift for being my interpreter while I was here,' and I said, 'Tell me what you want and I need to know now in case I need to get it from the states or something. Many Marines retire after 21 years, but the combat veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan said now he's found more reason to stay beyond that. → Read More

Afghanistan election threats, apathy keep voters from polls

When voters go to the polls Saturday to choose from more than 2,500 candidates vying for seats in the 249-member parliament -- a vote that is the first Afghan-organized and -run parliamentary election since the toppling of the Taliban regime in 2001 -- many voters across Afghanistan will ignore it. → Read More

Military aircraft readiness a struggle with aging fleet

The Defense Department is scrambling for ways to ensure the U.S. military’s fleet of warplanes is able to fly and fight when called upon, despite a string of accidents over the past several months. → Read More

Ankara - Bio, News, Photos

Latest news and commentary on Ankara including photos, videos, quotations, and a biography. → Read More

U.S. arms exports soar under Donald Trump

With the commander in chief acting as the head salesman, U.S. weapons firms racked up a banner year in foreign military sales, up more than a third in the fiscal year that just ended to $55 billion and falling just short of the all-time record. → Read More

Marine Corps' F-35 variant doing 'surprisingly good' during combat deployment in Middle East

The Pentagon’s most advanced jet fighter, and also the most expensive military weapons program in the department’s history, is exceeding expectations during its first major combat deployment in the Middle East. → Read More

U.S. military training should continue on Korean peninsula, says top Marine

The perfect combination of rugged terrain, top-tier training facilities, ease of troop movements and exceedingly proficient partner-nation forces makes the Korean Peninsula the perfect place to continue training Marines, said the service’s top officer. → Read More

Pentagon struggling to meet cyber challenges, as modern warfare goes high tech

The Pentagon’s increasing reliance on cutting-edge technologies, from semi-autonomous weapon systems to artificial intelligence applications, have revolutionized America’s way of war but also exposed critical gaps in the department’s cybersecurity operations. → Read More

Army recruiters deployed to meet enlistment goal

In a push to fill the ranks in the face of a booming economy, the U.S. Army will be sending hundreds of recruiters into nearly two dozen cities in the coming weeks in an attempt to bolster lackluster enlistment numbers, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said Monday. → Read More

James Mattis: Russian development of new nuke-powered missile 'untenable'

Russia’s pursuit of a new, nuclear-powered cruise missile is simply an unacceptable endeavor in the eyes of the U.S. and other NATO powers, with Washington and its European allies seriously weighing options on how to deter Moscow’s efforts, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Thursday. → Read More

Iraq Kurds far from independence despite referendum

Just over a year after Iraqi Kurdistan’s ill-fated independence referendum, the Kurds remain even further from statehood in Iraq → Read More

Future of U.S.-Pakistan relations rests upon progress in Afghanistan, says top diplomat

The state of the recently contentious relationship between Pakistan and the Trump administration rests squarely on whether Washington’s new war plan for Afghanistan can turn the tide of the 17-year conflict, Pakistan’s top diplomat said. → Read More

Iran rules out Singapore-like summit with Trump

Iran's top diplomat categorically ruled out any hopes of a Singapore-like summit with the Trump administration, effectively shutting the door on any bilateral engagement between Washington and Tehran for the time being. → Read More

Pentagon offers military support in U.S. Consulate evacuation in Iraq

The Defense Department is planning to provide military support to evacuate American diplomats stationed in a remote U.S. Consulate in southwest Iraq, after State Department officials opted to shutter the outpost in the wake of recent attacks. → Read More