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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 - This undated file image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, in Islamic State group-held territory, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters of the Islamic State wave the group's flag from a damaged display of a government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. A U.S. missile attack on Friday, April 7, 2017 has caused heavy damage to one of Syria's biggest and most strategic air bases, used to launch warplanes to strike opposition-held areas in central, northern and southern Syria. (Raqqa Media Center via AP, File)

Head of ISIS 'news agency' killed in U.S. airstrike

The founder of the Islamic State's Amaq news agency, one of the terror groups largest and most popular online propaganda outlets, was killed during a U.S. airstrike in eastern Syria Thursday. Published June 1, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte touches his head during his speech at the swearing in of officials of various municipalities at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Duterte declared martial law in the Mindanao region, the southern third of the Philippines, and poured in troops backed by airstrikes, artillery fire and tanks to crush the urban insurrection. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Friendly fire incident kills 11 Philippine troops in ISIS fight

A botched airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi ended with 11 Philippine soldiers dead and several wounded, prompting Manila to launch an investigation into the friendly fire incident. Published June 1, 2017

A crater was created by a massive explosion in front of the German Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday. The suicide truck bomb hit a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul, killing scores of people and wounding hundreds more. The Chinese, Turkish and Japanese embassies were also damaged. (Associated Press)

Massive blast devastates Kabul's embassy district

Terrorists detonated a massive truck bomb in the heart of Kabul's heavily patrolled diplomatic district, in one of the deadliest strikes in the Afghan capital in years. Published May 31, 2017

In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi's Justice News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a U.S.-backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle with heavy automatic machine gun, left, next of an American soldier who also stands on his armored vehicle, right, as they take their position at the Syrian-Iraqi crossing border point of At Tanf, south Syria. (Hammurabi's Justice News via AP) ** FILE **

Iranian-backed forces amassing near U.S. training base in Syria

Hundreds of Iranian-backed militiamen, fighting alongside government troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, are amassing near a U.S.-training base located near the country's border with Iraq, the Defense Department confirmed Tuesday. Published May 30, 2017

While Western authorities have been focused on jihadi attacks in places like Manchester, England, intelligence analysts warn that Islamic State may be taking advantage of largely lawless areas in Southeast Asia as terror staging grounds. (Associated Press)

Islamic State spreads tentacles to gain hold of territory in Southeast Asia

Western powers and media outlets convulsed in shock at last week's horrific suicide attack on a pop concert in Britain, but little attention was paid to a surge of violence by the Islamic State on the other side of the world -- specifically in the Philippines and Indonesia. Published May 28, 2017

Secretary of Defense James Mattis walks into Michie Stadium to give the commencement address, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in West Point, N.Y. Nine Hundred and thirty six cadets received their diplomas, most of whom will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the army. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Mattis: U.S. in new era of protracted, small wars with extremists

The U.S. and its military allies are facing a new "era" in global conflict defined by protracted, small wars with extremist militant groups, just as Islamic State is on the verge of defeat in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Sunday. Published May 28, 2017

Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing on Monday that killed 22. (Associated Press)

British police hunt for Manchester suicide bomber's ties to terrorism

British investigators hunted Wednesday for possible connections between the 22-year-old suicide bomber in this week's Manchester Arena attack and the clandestine Islamic State-affiliated cell that carried out similarly sinister assaults on Paris and Brussels in 2015. Published May 24, 2017

President Trump meets with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, right, at the Royal Palace on Wednesday in Brussels. The surge in Taliban violence and attacks by the Islamic State in Afghanistan will be Mr. Trump's focus when he visits NATO headquarters. (Associated Press)

Trump to visit NATO headquarters

The surge in Taliban violence and attacks by the Islamic State in Afghanistan will be at the center of President Trump's focus when he visits NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Published May 24, 2017

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, 2nd right, and Major General Ben Bathhurst, General Officer Commanding London District, right, meet soldiers and police officers on deployment in the Palace of Westminster, London, after Scotland Yard announced armed troops will be deployed to guard "key locations" such as Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster and embassies Wednesday May 24, 2017.  Security has been increased in reaction to Monday's explosion in Manchester which killed more than 20 .(Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

Amid shock and grief, Britons are told 'a further attack may be imminent'

With British officials still uncertain Tuesday whether the suicide bomber who claimed 22 lives in Manchester a day earlier acted alone, Prime Minister Theresa May warned a stunned and grieving nation that the United Kingdom's terrorism threat level was being raised to "critical" and that "a further attack may be imminent." Published May 23, 2017

In this Monday, May 22, 2017, photo distributed by the North Korean government, a solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2" missile lifts off during its launch test at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed Monday the missile was a Pukguksong-2, a medium-to-long range ballistic missile also launched in February. The missile flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and reached a height of 560 kilometers (350 miles) Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

France sounds alarm at U.N. over latest North Korea missile test

French diplomats at the United Nations are sounding the alarm over North Korea's ballistic missile capabilities, calling upon the international organization to execute a new round of sanctions against Pyongyang over its recent round of missile tests. Published May 22, 2017