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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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President Donald Trump salutes as he steps off of Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, June 25, 2018. Trump is traveling to West Columbia, S.C., to campaign for Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, returning the favor after McMaster provided Trump with an early endorsement in his presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. arms exports soar under marketer-in-chief 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. Published October 10, 2018

"There are a lot of opportunities out there" in the private sector for young men and women who might once have considered a military career, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley. (Associated Press/File)

Army to attack recruitment shortfall in booming economy

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. Published October 8, 2018

U.S. Secretary for Defence Jim Mattis arrives to a news conference at the end of the second day of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at a gathering of NATO defence ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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. Published October 4, 2018

In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks at Mehrabad airport, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, on arrival from New York after attending the United Nations General Assembly. Rouhani said Thursday that the U.N. Security Council meeting chaired by President Donald Trump the previous day reflected America's increasing isolation among the international community. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran rules out Singapore-style 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. Published October 3, 2018

Demonstrators hold national flags and a poster with an image of a protester who was killed during previous demonstrations, demanding better public services and jobs, in the southern city of Basra, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Masked gunmen shot dead Soad al-Ali, a human rights activist and mother of four, outside a supermarket in Basra on Tuesday, a brazen afternoon assassination that threatens to worsen tensions in the southern city wracked by violent protests. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) ** FILE **

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. Published October 3, 2018

A Russian S-400 air defense missile system drives during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Red Square on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The parade will take place at Moscow's Red Square on May 9 to celebrate 73 years of the victory in WWII. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

India agrees to buy S-400 missile system from Russia

Indian defense officials have agreed to purchase several Russian-built S-400 advanced missile defense system, becoming the latest U.S. ally to buy top-tier weapon systems from Moscow. Published September 28, 2018

Demonstrators wave national flags and chant slogans during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in the southern city of Basra, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) ** FILE **

U.S. consulate in Iraq comes under rocket attack

A U.S. diplomatic outpost and major regional airport near the southwest Iraqi city of Basra was the target of a rocket attack early Friday morning, amid continuing violent civil unrest in the oil-rich city. Published September 28, 2018