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Carlo Muñoz

Carlo Muñoz is the military correspondent for The Washington Times focusing on U.S. defense and national security policy, programs and operations.

He was most recently a foreign correspondent with the Stars and Stripes Mideast bureau, based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mr. Muñoz also reported on U.S. and foreign military operations in South America, Cuba and the Asia-Pacific region. His work has appeared in The Guardian, United Press International, Atlantic Media, Air Force Magazine, USNI News and elsewhere.

He can be reached at [email protected]

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Computer forensic examiner Gil Moreno works on several hard drives association with a crime, at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Hackers and hostile nations are launching increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors. And the Pentagon is extending a program to help protect its prime suppliers, while serving as a possible model for other government agencies. Pentagon analysts are investigating a growing number of cases involving the mishandling or removal of classified data from military and corporate systems. Defense officials say intrusions into defense networks are now close to 30 percent of the Pentagon's Cyber Crime Center's workload. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) **FILE**

Iran, cyber warfare cited as leading threats to U.S. for 2019

High-profile cyber attacks on U.S. military and civilian infrastructure networks and a possible proxy war with Iran top the list of possible national security threats facing the U.S. in the coming year, according to a new survey of foreign policy and national security analysts. Published December 17, 2018

National Security Advisor John Bolton unveils the Trump Administration's Africa Strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Bolton outlines U.S. African strategy to challenge China, Russia

The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, moves which National Security Adviser John Bolton said "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage." Published December 13, 2018

Pentagon declares 5 missing Marines dead in crash off Japan

American, Japanese and Australian forces have abandoned the search for five missing Marines involved in a fatal air collision in the Pacific, after U.S. commanders on Tuesday declared the lost service members dead. Published December 11, 2018

In this aerial photo, Japan's Coast Guard ship is seen at sea during a search-and-rescue operation for missing crew members of the U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet off Muroto, Kochi prefecture, southwestern Japan, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Kyodo News via AP)

Search for U.S. Marines underway after fatal midair collision in Pacific

One Marine was killed and another wounded as American and Japanese search and rescue teams continue to seek survivors from a catastrophic midair collision between two U.S. warplanes in the Pacific, Marine Corps officials said Thursday. Five service members are still reported missing Thursday morning. Published December 6, 2018

U.S. Navy sailors participate in training exercises aboard an American military ship docked in Manama, Bahrain, Saturday, April 9, 2016. The Bahrain-based U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is leading naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 countries in three weeks of mine countermeasure exercises aimed at keeping key shipping lanes secure from piracy, terrorism and mines. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Top U.S. Navy commander's death likely a suicide, according to reports

The sudden death of one of the U.S. Navy's top commanders in the Middle East was likely the result of a suicide, according to recent reports. Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, commander of U.S. 5th Fleet, was found dead in his quarters at fleet headquarters in Bahrain on Saturday. Published December 2, 2018

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., speaks during a news conference talking about the closing of Toys R Us outside of one of the store locations, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Totowa, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Senior House Democrat questions U.S.-China trade war 'cease-fire'

The White House's decision to issue a three-month "cease-fire" in the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China would be a welcome reprieve from the economic warfare between the two nations, but it remains unclear what tangible results can be achieved from the measure, a top House Democrat said Sunday. Published December 2, 2018

In this photo provided Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, by the Iranian Army, a Sayyad 2 missile is fired by the Talash air defense system during drills in an undisclosed location in Iran. Iran greeted the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation," raising Mideast tensions as America's maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold. (Iranian Army via AP)

Iran vows to continue missile tests despite U.S. warnings

Iranian military leaders on Sunday vowed to press ahead with weapons testing of intermediate and long-range missiles, as well as other advanced arms systems, which have been banned by sanctions issued by the U.S. and United Nations. Published December 2, 2018