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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper's State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He's also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism, and appeared in a variety publications, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Salon, Reason, Prospect Magazine of London, the Daily Star of Beirut, the Jerusalem Post and the St. Petersburg Times. He's also served as an editor at World Politics Review, written for America's Quarterly and produced news videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University. After a stint at States News Service, he spent five years at The Times from 2001 through 2006, first on the metro desk and later reporting from Iraq, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Guantanamo Bay, in addition to pursuing special assignments throughout the U.S. He was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

He can be reached at gtaylor@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Guy Taylor

South Korea President Park Geun-hye lays a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. She meets with President Obama on Tuesday at the White House.
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Obama, South Korea's Park are likely to temper any tensions

South Korean President Park Geun-hye and President Obama no doubt will look to project a unified front when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House to discuss how best to address the North Korean nuclear threat. Published May 6, 2013

**FILE** Libyans gather Sept. 12, 2012, at the gutted U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack the previous day that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (Associated Press)

Benghazi investigations included CIA activities; personnel had secret base in Libyan city

Raising the stakes in the high-profile clash with congressional Republicans over last year's terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, a person familiar with the State Department-chartered inquiry said investigators talked last year with CIA personnel who were on the ground during the attack and were briefed about the CIA's activities at their secret base in the Libyan city. Published May 2, 2013

** FILE ** A Libyan man checks out the interior of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after the attack.  (Associated Press)

Republicans cite attacks in Benghazi, Boston as Obama security failures

The Obama administration found itself in the cross hairs of mounting Republican frustration Tuesday over national security policy, with particular focus on unanswered questions surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings last month and the terrorist attack last year on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Published May 1, 2013

** FILE ** Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters during a joint news conference with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo following their meeting at the State Department in Washington on April 30, 2013. (Associated Press)

State Department downplays reports of Benghazi bullying

The State Department sought Tuesday to discredit a media report that claimed the Obama administration has threatened CIA and State Department officials in an attempt to intimidate them from cooperating with lawmakers seeking information about the September 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. Published April 30, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement after a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Asfhaq Parvez Kayani on April 24, 2013, in Brussels. The trilateral meeting is to discuss regional security issues, and the 2014 withdrawal of NATO combat forces from Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

Russia never replied to U.S. requests for more info on Tsarnaev warning

U.S. authorities tried three times in recent years to get more information from Russian officials about the activities of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but the Kremlin did not reply, according to a U.S. lawmaker briefed Wednesday night about the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings. Published April 24, 2013

Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks at Wednesday's memorial service for fallen MIT Officer Sean Collier, fatally shot  during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. With bagpipes wailing, the line of mourners stretched for a half-mile.

Russia never replied to U.S. requests for more info on Tsarnaev warning

U.S. authorities tried three times in recent years to get more information from Russian officials about the activities of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but the Kremlin did not reply, according to a U.S. lawmaker briefed Wednesday night about the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings. Published April 24, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks April 19, 2013, at the State Department in Washington, where he released the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, commonly known as the Human Rights Reports, cover the status of human rights in countries around the world. (Associated Press)

U.S. human rights report cites Iran, Venezuela, Russia

A number of the globe's most powerful countries "continued to repress or attack the means by which individuals can organize, assemble, or demand better performance from their rulers," according to the State Department's annual review of human rights worldwide released Friday. Published April 19, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waves to the crowd as he enters the auditorium to deliver a policy speech on the 21st Century Pacific Partnership at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, April 15, 2013. Kerry is in Tokyo as part of Asian tour amid a tense situation over a possible missile launch by North Korea. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

Secretary of State John Kerry outlines vision for 'Pacific Dream' Asia

Secretary of State John F. Kerry attempted to sharpen the point of the Obama administration's so-called "pivot" to Asia policy here Monday, outlining a vision for what he described as a "Pacific Dream" — not unlike the "American Dream" — in which Asian nations could grow more closely together with each other and the U.S. than ever before on economic and security issues during the decades to come. Published April 15, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se, not pictured, at the State Department in Washington, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kerry lands in Beijing to pressure China on North Korea

Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived here Saturday hoping to convince Chinese leaders to take a more a more active role in encouraging North Korea to tone down its recent wave of antagonistic rhetoric and nuclear threats. Published April 13, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry conducts a press conference answering questions from US and Chinese media, Saturday April 13, 2013, in Beijing, China. Kerry arrived in Beijing Saturday to seek Chinese help in persuading North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile testing program. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards)

U.S., China joint statement calls for 'forceful' climate change action

While the North Korean issue has dominated headlines around Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit with Chinese leaders Saturday, the two nations quietly joined in a forward-leaning "joint statement" calling for more action by global leaders to get tough in response to "climate change." Published April 13, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center) introduces South Korean President Park Geun-hye (left) to his senior staff members as they meet at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on April 12, 2013. (Associated Press)

Kerry scolds North Korea, shoots down reports of nuclear breakthrough

Secretary of State John F. Kerry strongly admonished North Korea on Friday for threatening to attack U.S. allies and interests, but also downplayed reports that Pyongyang has developed a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on the head of a ballistic missile. Published April 12, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, gestures as he meets South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se before the arrival of South Korean's President Park Geun-hye at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Richard, Pool)

China holds key as Kerry arrives in Asia to temper threats from North Korea

SEOUL — Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived here Friday, within range of North Korea's recent nuclear threats on his first trip to Asia as America's top diplomat -- an expedition that analysts say will be defined by efforts to persuade China to influence Pyongyang away from making further provocations. Published April 11, 2013