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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

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks in a hall during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, pool)

Former U.S. officials attempt to decode Russian deception

President Vladimir Putin's personal denial to President Trump that Moscow meddled in last year's U.S. elections is exactly the type of Russian deception that could jeopardize future diplomacy -- including arms control negotiations, former Bush and Obama administration experts with long experience dealing with the Kremlin say. Published November 15, 2017

Former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele was hired by Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson in 2015 to compile opposition research on presidential candidate Donald Trump. Three Russian bankers mentioned in the dossier are now suing Mr. Simpson for libel. (Associated Press/File)

The finances of Russian dossier purveyor Fusion GPS begin to emerge

When the Washington political operative behind the firm that compiled the explosive anti-Trump dossier meets with a congressional Russian election meddling probe behind closed doors Tuesday, the firm's tangled web of funders is likely to be a main topic of interest. Published November 13, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with a group of entrepreneurs and innovators during a round-table discussion at Cortex Innovation Community technology hub Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ** FILE **

Democratic senators urge FEC to fix online political advertising

A group of 15 Democratic senators urged the Federal Election Commission to immediately require more disclosure about online political ads in the wake of Kremlin efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election by spreading disinformation through ads bought on Facebook, Twitter and Google. Published November 13, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Chelyabinsk's Compressor Plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Putin is suggesting that a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American attempt to interfere in next year's Russian presidential election. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin says Russian doping scandals could be U.S. election meddling

Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning his countrymen that the U.S. may try to subvert the country's coming election, as payback for charges that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 American presidential election -- and said he's got proof. Published November 9, 2017

President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, share a drink together before President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a Chinese opera performance at the Forbidden City, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing, China. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Man linked to Kushner found in Paradise net

One of Russia's leading tech financiers, an associate of White House aide Jared Kushner, funneled Kremlin investments to Facebook and Twitter, according to the so-called "Paradise Papers" leak of millions of sensitive documents exposing the murky world of offshore tax havens. Published November 8, 2017

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, right, with CIA Director John Brennan, center, and FBI Director James Comey, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on cyberthreats. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Botched Russia assessment raises questions of intel chiefs' motives

Fourteen days before President Trump took the oath of office, the Obama administration's intelligence chiefs made public a unanimous assessment claiming Russian operatives, under orders from President Vladimir Putin, had orchestrated an influence campaign to help Mr. Trump win the presidential contest. Published November 8, 2017

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Kushner cooperating with Mueller's Russia probe: Report

Presidential son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner has recently supplied special counsel Robert Mueller with documents his investigators seek in their probe of Russian election meddling. Published November 2, 2017

From left, Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, are sworn in for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian election activity and technology, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Congress releases Facebook ads linked to Russian propaganda

Lawmakers probing Russian election meddling have finally released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues. Published November 1, 2017

Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 15, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Sen. Richard Burr says media botched Russian-social media story

The Russian operatives who ran Facebook ads surrounding last year's election ran four times as many ads in Maryland -- a deep-blue state -- than they did on the critical swing state of Wisconsin, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday. Published November 1, 2017

Facebook, Twitter and Google's leading lawyers are scheduled to appear before the Senate and House intelligence committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Capitol Hill insiders anticipate they firms will reveal more detail about the historic breach as a way to cool lawmakers' desire to heavily monitor their largely unregulated industry. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Facebook, Twitter and Google to testify about Russia's 2016 ads

Silicon Valley's hypercompetitive tech giants are expected to show a unified front when they face their first public grilling from Congress over the Russia's manipulation of their ad services to meddle in last year's presidential election. Published October 30, 2017

House gains access to Trump dossier creator's finances

The House intelligence committee is poised to gain substantial ground this week in its probe of federal investigators' use of an intelligence dossier on President Trump that was developed through a private firm's political opposition research. Published October 29, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi talks during his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Baghdad, Iraq. Tillerson made an unannounced trip to Iraq Monday, just hours after returning from a similar surprise visit to Afghanistan, meeting the top political leaders in each of the embattled countries. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

As security improves, Iraq banks seek a rebound

Iraq's leading bankers say the country's oil-rich but war-ravaged economy has stabilized enough to allow a return to the world's capital markets for the first time in a decade with a successful new bond sale. Published October 23, 2017

Michael Vickers honored by the OSS Society

At the height of the Cold War, CIA agent Michael Vickers' guerrilla war training included preparing to parachute into enemy territory with a small nuclear weapon strapped to his leg. Published October 22, 2017