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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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Sudanese Ambassador Maowia Osman Khalid says his country has a long history of supporting counterterrorism efforts. (Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan)

'State sponsor of terror' Sudan seeks role as U.S. ally in Islamic State fight

Sudan is eager to forge closer ties with American and European intelligence agencies, possibly acting as a hub for Western-led counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State and other indigenous Islamic extremist groups, in a bid to ease U.S. economic sanctions that have been in place for decades. Published May 17, 2016

A civilian fighter holding the Libyan flag stands in front of damaged buildings in Benghazi, Libya, on Feb. 23, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

U.S. forces on the ground in Libya: Report

U.S. forces are reportedly on the ground in Libya, conducting patrols and advising local militias fighting to oust Islamic State fighters from the country. Published May 16, 2016

Municipality workers clean up debris a day after a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 12, 2016. In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car bombs claimed by the Islamic State group killed and wounded dozens of civilians across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, demonstrating the extremists' ability to mount significant attacks despite major battlefield losses. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Strikes raise concern in U.S. fight against Islamic State

With a string of daring strikes despite rising pressure from U.S. and Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters have unleashed a wave of suicide attacks against civilian and military targets in Iraq this week, creating carnage in the streets of Baghdad and raising new questions about the status of the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat the jihadist group. Published May 12, 2016

US Navy flag bearers stand in Deveselu, before an opening ceremony attended by U.S., NATO and Romanian officials at a base, originally established by the Soviet Union, in Deveselu, Southern Romania, Thursday, May 12, 2016. A U.S missile defense site in Romania aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats became operational Thursday, angering Russia which opposes having the advanced military system in its former area of influence.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

U.S. kicks off major military drill in eastern Europe

Nearly 1,300 American and European troops will participate in a massive military drill in eastern Europe, a major step toward creating a new NATO force designed to curb Russian aggression in the region. Published May 12, 2016

FILE- In this Thursday, May 5, 2016 file photo, migrants and refugees are silhouetted as they stroll through a makeshift camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece. A major aid agency says 27.8 million people around the world were internally displaced by conflict and natural disasters last year, or as many as the combined populations of New York City, London, Paris and Cairo. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

Number of new internal refugees in 2015 sets record

The number of people forced from their homes within their own country by war and terror across the globe hit a record high in 2015, driven by the brutal violence that has engulfed the Middle East and North Africa over the last several years, according to a new survey released Wednesday. Published May 11, 2016

In this Tuesday, April 12, 2016, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft makes a low altitude pass by the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy via AP) ** FILE **

U.S., Russia fine tune deal to share Syrian airspace

Senior Pentagon leaders and their Russian counterparts on Wednesday fine tuned plans to ensure warplanes from both countries operating in the skies above Syria stay out of each other's way. Published May 11, 2016

FILE: Fighter jets fly over U.S. destroyer in this Navy file photo.

Chinese fighter jets buzz U.S. warship on South China Sea

The cat-and-mouse game over who controls one of the world's most strategic waterways escalated again Tuesday as China scrambled a team of fighter jets to track a U.S. warship as it sailed by a disputed patch of ground in the heart of the South China Sea. Published May 10, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte's campaign has been defined by his hard-line stances on everything from crime and trade to counterterrorism, punctuated by public comments that have confused and infuriated regional allies, experts and observers alike. (Associated Press)

'Filipino Donald Trump' Rodrigo Duterte poised for victory as U.S. watches anxiously

Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken provincial mayor dubbed the Filipino Donald Trump for his pugnacious, off-the-cuff campaign style, is poised to become the Philippines' next president, just as the Pentagon is looking to the island nation as a critical partner to offset Chinese aggression in the South China Sea and stem Islamic State's growing influence in the region. Published May 9, 2016

U.S. airstrike takes out ISIS 'emir' in Iraq

The Islamic State's so-called 'emir' of Iraq's volatile Anbar province was killed, along with a number of the group's top provincial commanders, in a U.S. airstrike the Pentagon confirmed on Monday. Published May 9, 2016

"The Taliban came at the Afghan Security Forces more intensely than perhaps we anticipated," Army Lt. Gen. John Nicholson, President Obama's nominee to become the next top American commander in Afghanistan, testified last week to Congress. (Associated Press)

Al Qaeda seeks partnership with Taliban for comeback

Al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan are plotting a comeback, forging strong ties with the Afghan Taliban and other indigenous terrorist groups in an attempt to reassert its presence as the Islamic State continues to gain ground in the eastern part of the country. Published May 5, 2016

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Putin aims at a target with a replica of the AK-47 assault rifle in a shooting gallery while attending an exhibition of Russian Railways' research center in Moscow, Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service) ** FILE **

Putin calls Obama's bluff, deploys extra forces in showdown with NATO

Russia said Wednesday that it will deploy three newly created military divisions to protect its southern and western borders, days after U.S. and NATO military leaders unveiled plans to stand up a 4,200-member force in Eastern Europe to counter Russian aggression there. Published May 4, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama tours the BRP Gregorio del Pilar ship in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. The BRP Gregorio del Pilar is an advanced Philippine Navy frigate once owned by the United States. While in Manila, Obama will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit with nearly two dozen other leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

'Politically correct' Obama admin weakening military, ex-Navy SEAL says

A former U.S. special operations forces member is lashing out at the Obama White House, accusing the administration of instilling a culture of conformity within the U.S. military, which has led to a generation of apologists and a dearth of leadership among the services' top brass. Published May 3, 2016