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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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An injured man is put into an ambulance following a suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in western Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. The public Health Ministry said there were at least 48 dead and dozens wounded. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Afghan capital rocked by suicide bombing

The Afghan capital of Kabul was rocked Wednesday by a suicide bombing that killed 48 young men and women and injured at least 65 others at a private education center in the city -- a devastating attack following a days-long surge of militant violence in the nation that has raised fresh concern over Washington's strategy in the 17-year-old war. Published August 15, 2018

Taliban blindside U.S. forces with surprise Afghan offensive

The Taliban are on the verge of dramatically expanding their control over southern and eastern Afghanistan in a surprise offensive that has caught Afghan and U.S. forces off guard and thrown a vexing new wrench into the Trump administration's strategy for ending the nearly 17-year-old war there. Published August 13, 2018

In this July 14, 2018, file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis addresses a press conference at the Ministry of Defense in Olso, Norway. (Jim Watson/Pool Photo via AP, File) ** FILE **

Mattis visits South America amid political, economic upheaval

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has embarked on his first diplomatic visit to South America, arriving as the region continues to be embroiled in political and economic upheaval that could have a destabilizing effect. Published August 12, 2018

In this file photo, U.S. Marines prepare to board the U.S. Navy LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) vehicle following the joint U.S.-Philippines naval exercise, dubbed Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Naval Education and Training Center at San Antonio township, Zambales province in northwestern Philippines.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) **FILE**

U.S., Philippine forces launch search for missing Marine

American and Philippine forces are scouring the waters in the Pacific for a lost Marine, reported missing during joint military drills of the Philippines' southwest coastline, officials at Marine Corps headquarters said Friday. Published August 10, 2018

The U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is shown in this file photo. The Pentagon on August 7, 2018 praised the Macedonian government for doing its part to repatriate captured ISIS fighters caught in Syria. Such moves lessen the strain on housing at the Guantanamo facility. (Associated Press/File) **FILE**

Pentagon praises Macedonia for repatriation of ISIS foreign fighters

The Defense Department is lauding Macedonia's decision Tuesday to repatriate a group of Islamic State foreign fighters captured in Syria, pressing other foreign nations to follow suit as part of an overall effort to address the growing issue of combat detainees taken off the battlefields of Syria and northern Iraq. Published August 7, 2018

Iranian navy speed boats attend a drill in the sea of Oman, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.  Iran's navy chief has reiterated for a second time in less than a week that his country can easily close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the passageway through which a sixth of the world's oil flows.  (AP Photo/IIPA, Ali Mohammadi)

Iran displays navy's ability to choke off Gulf oil flow

Iran's navy sent dozens of small boats into the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, dramatizing its ability to choke off the strategic Persian Gulf waterway -- a move that could send global oil and U.S. gasoline prices soaring -- and escalating the confrontation with the Trump administration for withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal. Published August 3, 2018

American air power against Islamic State targets killed roughly 260 to 460 civilians in Syria in the first six months of the year, according to figures compiled by Airwars. (Associated Press)

Pentagon to face increased operational restrictions under defense authorization bill

The Pentagon will face stricter operating and reporting rules under the major defense authorization bill heading to the White House for President Trump's signature, as U.S. military leaders find themselves under fire for what critics say is a failure to account for and minimize civilian casualties from U.S. airstrikes and military operations. Published August 1, 2018