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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

A solider watches code lines on his computer at the French Defense ministry stand during the International Cybersecurity forum in Lille, northern France, Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018.  (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) **FILE**

North Korean hackers pose threat through innovative tactics, say experts

China, Russia and Iran each pose evolving cyberthreats to the U.S. government and American companies, but North Korea has the "most innovative" hackers, former intelligence officials and private sector leaders say — in part because they have less money and have to get creative to get results. Published November 13, 2018

The slaying of Mr. Khashoggi, an American resident, journalist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has strained Riyadh's diplomatic credibility around the world. (Associated Press/File)

Report: Jamal Khashoggi's last words were 'I'm suffocating'

The last words Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi uttered before his death inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last month were "I'm suffocating," according to a senior Turkish journalist with knowledge of an unpublished recording of the incident. Published November 11, 2018

In this July 16, 2018, file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, looks over towards U.S. President Donald Trump, left, as Trump speaks during their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Merkel and Putin will meet on Saturday in the German government's guesthouse Meseberg, north of Berlin, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. The topics will include the civil war in Syria, the conflict in Ukraine, and energy questions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

U.S. announces new round of Crimea sanctions on Russia

The Trump administration slapped sanctions on a dozen Russian and Ukrainian individuals and businesses Thursday for profiting from Moscow's illegal annexation and occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. Published November 8, 2018

In this June 19, 2018 file photo, Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh speaks to journalists at a hotel in Vienna, Austria. On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, Iranian state TV quoted the minster as predicting a painful time for international oil customers as U.S. sanctions take hold, saying waivers that Washington granted to eight major oil-importing countries are not enough for market demands. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) **FILE**

Iran warns oil customers of 'painful' ride as U.S. sanctions take hold

International oil customers should brace for pain as U.S. sanctions on Iran take hold, the Islamic Republic's oil minister has warned, arguing that waivers Washington granted to eight major oil-importing countries are not enough to keep global markets stable. Published November 8, 2018

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) **FILE**

Despite turmoil, mum Mueller nears climax in special counsel probe

With the midterm elections in the rearview mirror and new confusion swirling around who will overseeing his work, special counsel Robert Mueller is widely expected to soon break his silence on the findings of his probe into Russia-election meddling and possible collusion in the 2016 presidential election. Published November 7, 2018

House Democrats poised to investigate Trump administration

In just a single month this fall, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, called for his panel to subpoena the Trump administration over seven different investigations, including immigration and Obamacare. Published November 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks in front of a newly fortified border wall structure Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Calexico, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Glitches, but no signs of hacking at closely watched polling places

Computer glitches and long lines at polling places around the country did not stop millions of Americans from voting in Tuesday's midterm elections, which saw a surge of turnout in a contest noted for its cost, intensity and concern for the integrity of the overall democratic process. Published November 6, 2018

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Top Senate Dems blast Facebook for political ad loopholes

Facebook's latest effort to improve online political ad transparency has fallen short, and the embattled social media giant must adhere to the same requirements as those sold for TV and radio, leading Senate Democrats said Friday, just days before the midterm elections. Published November 2, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin following the talks at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Sergei Chirikov/Pool Photo via AP)

Chinese oil imports from U.S. surge as its purchases from Iran slump

The Trump administration's campaign to pressure Iran is gaining momentum, as China -- Tehran's biggest oil customer and a supporter of the 2015 nuclear deal -- announced it has dramatically cut purchases from Iran and boosted oil imports from the U.S.. Published November 1, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

U.K. to mark Brexit with commemorative coin

The British Government will commemorate the U.K.'s exit from the European Union (EU) with a new coin bearing the words "Friendship With All Nations," according to reports. Published October 29, 2018