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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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FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One.  The House has passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

White House, Pentagon launch review of South Asia strategy

The White House and Pentagon are poised to kick off a comprehensive review of the Trump administration's vaunted South Asia strategy, in an attempt to refine Washington's approach to the Afghan war, as U.S. and allied commanders in Kabul press ahead with peace efforts to end the 17-year conflict. Published July 19, 2018

This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Moscow to press U.S. on cooperation in Syria, says Russian military

Russian military leaders are poised to press the United States for some level of cooperation with their forces deployed to Syria, based on agreements reportedly reached between the Trump administration and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Published July 17, 2018

Firefighters work at the site of a deadly suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. An Afghan official said at least 10 people, including two intelligence service agents and eight civilians, have been killed in the suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

Second U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan in single week

American commanders in Afghanistan Thursday confirmed the death of a U.S. service member, killed during combat operations in the eastern part of the country. The American casualty marks the second U.S. fatality in the country this week. Published July 12, 2018

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during their bilateral meeting, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S., France and Gulf allies agree to new round of talks on Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Trump on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels have reportedly agreed on a plan to push Middle East allies Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan to start talks on way to put an end to Syria's seven-year civil war. Published July 11, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a photograph with a member of the U.S. military on Monday as he met briefly with coalition forces at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

Pompeo stops in Afghanistan to seize on momentum for Taliban peace talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday, hoping to give new momentum to peace talks with the Taliban in the wake of a brief truce last month, just as reports swirled that the militant group was ramping up violence against American and Afghan forces. Published July 9, 2018

The relationship between President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis remains a source of intense speculation in Washington and in numerous NATO capitals. (Associated Press/File)

Mattis' clout will be put to the test as Trump squares off with NATO

President Trump's ability to get along with America's top military allies is the dominant storyline of this week's NATO summit in Brussels, but an intriguing subplot is emerging over Mr. Trump's ability to get along with his own top military adviser. Published July 8, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is pushing ahead with the purchase of 10 F-35 jets. The 10-plane, $100 billion deal was reached in 2002. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Erdogan presses U.S. over F-35 jet sale

Fresh from a successful re-election campaign, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is flexing its newfound clout in the fight on Capitol Hill over acquiring cutting-edge U.S. military hardware. Published July 3, 2018

Rocket launchers captured from the rebels in Syria are displayed during a briefing by Russian Foreign and Defense Ministries in Kubinka Patriot park outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Russia reportedly begins large-scale military withdrawal in Syria

Russian troops, warplanes and attack helicopters have been pulled off the battlefield in Syria over the last several weeks, in a move Moscow claims is the beginning of the end of the country's involvement in the war-torn nation. Published June 29, 2018

Taliban fighters and their supporters carry a representation of the Afghan national flag and a Taliban flag while riding in a motorized vehicle, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, June 17, 2018. A suicide bomber struck Sunday in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 18 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Senate clears Trump pick for new Afghan war commander

The Trump administration's pick to be the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan successfully cleared Senate confirmation Thursday night, paving the way for Army Lt. Gen Austin "Scott" Miller to take command of America's longest war. Published June 29, 2018