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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan is a national security reporter at The Washington Times, with an emphasis on covering the Capitol Hill legislative committees that deal with intelligence, foreign relations and military affairs.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Boylan covered the Massachusetts State Legislature and North Carolina General Assembly.

After 9/11, he detoured from daily reporting and served as a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia and also managed U.S. and U.K. counterterrorism media projects across the Middle East and Asia.

Throughout the years, he filed datelined foreign correspondence for the Boston Herald, South China Morning Post and The National, in addition to working as an international news editor at The Associated Press headquarters.

Mr. Boylan is a graduate of Bates College, lecturer and award-wining filmmaker.

He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Dan Boylan

Modern airships to play bigger role in U.S. skies

Miami Beach Police recently skirted a Florida ban on police drone surveillance by monitoring a crowd with a small, helium-filled blimp -- or what reconnaissance experts call a "tethered aerostat." Published January 15, 2019

FILE - In an  Aug. 11, 2015 file photo, an Air Force military member walks out to medevac biocontainment unit aboard a C-17 military transport plane at Dobbins Air Force Reserve Base during a media tour, in Marietta, Ga. There are fears that groundwater near Georgia military bases could remain contaminated from a toxic firefighting foam used for decades by the U.S. Air Force. Recent tests at Georgia's three air bases show extensive environmental contamination of groundwater. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Air Force's firefighting foam linked to contaminated water

The Air Force is wrestling with the toxic legacy of a firefighting foam it used for decades in training exercises that residents on and near bases across the country fear has contaminated their drinking water. Published January 6, 2019

More police officers have died in the line of duty this year than in 2017. That's according to data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The organization said in a report Thursday that 144 federal, state and local officers have died so far in 2018. Last year 129 died. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

Number of police officers killed in line of duty up sharply

National police memorial groups are reporting a sharp increase in the number of officers killed in the line of duty this year, as authorities in California search for an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally who is suspected of killing a small-town police officer early Wednesday. Published December 27, 2018

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani waits for Turkey's parliament speaker and former Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, for their meeting, after a six-nation conference on fighting terrorism in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) ** FILE **

Iran's 'corruption courts' fuel surge in executions

The embattled Iranian government is increasingly resorting to the most severe punishment -- execution -- as it tries to tamp down a wave of financial crimes amid an economic downturn fueled in part by tough U.S. sanctions, according to activists and human rights groups. Published December 17, 2018

A man is silhouetted as he walks by a Huawei retail store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Huawei's company practices spark international concerns

A flash point in the raging trade war between Washington and Beijing, Shenzhen-based Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Inc. is used to facing headwinds in its rise to global prominence. Published December 16, 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears before the House Judiciary Committee to be questioned about the internet giant's privacy security and data collection, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Pichai angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation to testify about foreign governments' manipulation of online services to sway U.S. political elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Grilled on Hill, Google chief Pichai denies firm censors conservatives

The head of Google told Congress Tuesday that the firm has no political bias, pushing back against President Trump and top Republican lawmakers who say the world's largest online search engine stifles content from conservative news outlets and personalities. Published December 11, 2018

In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Khamenei said Monday he is banning any negotiations with Washington while stressing that Iran has no intentions of entering into a war with the United States. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

State Department names and shames Iran on global 'Anti-Corruption Day'

The State Department is using Sunday's "International Anti-Corruption Day" as an opening to criticize what it says is rampant corruption in Iran and name and shame numerous government officials, including the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Published December 10, 2018


Kudlow can't guarantee Meng to be released

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow hinted that the Trump administration could release a top Chinese tech executive as part of a broader negotiation with China, as officials in Beijing scrambled to balance their outrage over her arrest with their need to cool the trade war between the world's two economic superpowers. Published December 9, 2018

People walk past a Huawei retail shop in Beijing Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Europe, Japan echo U.S. concerns over Chinese telecom giant Huawei

Japan and the European Union said Friday they had their own security concerns about Huawei and other Chinese corporate giants, a day after it was revealed a top Huawei executive had been detained in Canada at the request of the Trump administration. Published December 7, 2018

In this undated photo released by Huawei, Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is seen in a portrait photo. China on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, demanded Canada release the Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks. (Huawei via AP)

Huawei arrest threatens global markets, Trump-China trade truce

At a time of maximum tension in the U.S.-China relationship, news of the arrest last weekend of a top Chinese tech official in Canada managed to set off multiple shock waves Thursday, threatening to buckle global stock markets and wipe out a big chunk of the recent Wall Street gains President Trump is fond of trumpeting. Published December 6, 2018

Bulgaria, Slovakia join U.S. in rejecting U.N. migration pact

Bulgaria and Slovakia have become the latest countries to follow the Trump administration's lead and say they won't join an ambitious United Nations compact on global migration that was all set for a triumphant signing ceremony in Morocco next week. Published December 5, 2018