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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper's State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He's also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism, and appeared in a variety publications, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Salon, Reason, Prospect Magazine of London, the Daily Star of Beirut, the Jerusalem Post and the St. Petersburg Times. He's also served as an editor at World Politics Review, written for America's Quarterly and produced news videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University. After a stint at States News Service, he spent five years at The Times from 2001 through 2006, first on the metro desk and later reporting from Iraq, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Guantanamo Bay, in addition to pursuing special assignments throughout the U.S. He was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

He can be reached at [email protected].

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pompeo dodges Dem grilling over report on Trump's cellphone security

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dodged questions Wednesday about whether he's concerned President Trump may be making regular use of a cellphone that lacks top-level security features to protect his personal calls and tweeting from hackers and foreign surveillance. Published May 23, 2018

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro arrives to the government-controlled National Electoral Council to be officially declared the winner of the presidential election, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Mike Pompeo vows reciprocal action to Venezuelan expulsion of U.S. diplomats

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration is preparing to "respond reciprocally" to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who kicked out the top two U.S. diplomats in Caracas Tuesday on allegations they tried to sabotage the presidential election there last weekend. Published May 23, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waits to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pompeo says 'bad deal not an option' with North Korea

The Trump administration is sticking to its plan for a major summit with Kim Jong Un on June 12, but will "walk away" from the table if the North Korean leader is not serious about denuclearization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. Published May 23, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018. Pompeo issued a steep list of demands Monday that he said should be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the Obama-era deal, threatening "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Iran pleads with Europe to stand against Trump

A key Iranian political leader called Tuesday on European nations to stand with Tehran against Washington and "show their strength in the face of American pressure" in a bid to salvage the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal following President Trump's withdrawal of the accord. Published May 22, 2018

A man watches a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. North Korea's breaking off a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatening to scrap next month's historic summit with President Trump over allied military drills is seen as a move by Kim to gain leverage and establish that he's entering the crucial nuclear negotiations from a position of strength. Washington and Seoul, which have no intentions to overpay for whatever Kim brings to the table, say international sanctions forced Kim into talks after a flurry of weapons tests. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea buying time to hide nukes with threat to cancel U.S. summit, intel officials say

North Korea's abrupt threat this week to pull out of the upcoming summit with President Trump was highly calculated, according to intelligence officials who say Pyongyang wanted to harden its negotiating position against a quick "Libya-style" surrender of its nuclear programs sought by the Trump White House and buy time to hide its nuclear weapons. Published May 16, 2018

A combination of two file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in Cleveland, Ohio, May 5, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, in Panmunjom, South Korea, April 27, 2018.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File) **FILE**

North Korea cancels talks with South, threatens to pull out of U.S. summit

North Korea sent shock waves through the Trump administration's hope for a history-making summit with Kim Jong-un, angrily canceling a planned meeting with South Korean officials Wednesday to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises and calling into doubt President Trump's announced meeting with Mr. Kim in Singapore in less than a month. Published May 15, 2018

Iranian demonstrators burn representations of the U.S. flag during a protest in front of the former U.S. Embassy in response to President Donald Trump's decision Tuesday to pull out of the nuclear deal and renew sanctions, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Regime change in Iran is goal of Trump's sanctions, tough U.S. terms, experts say

President Trump says he hopes "maximum pressure" sanctions will coerce Iran into accepting a better and stronger nuclear deal, but with Tehran unlikely to accept concessions being demanded by the White House, many are beginning to suggest that the administration's actual goal is regime change. Published May 9, 2018

In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with a group of school teachers in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Khamenei has challenged President Donald Trump over America pulling out of the nuclear deal, saying, "You can not do a damn thing!" a day after Trump announced he was renewing sanctions on Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran's supreme leader: Trump 'can't do a damn thing'

Iran's supreme leader lashed out Wednesday in response to the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, delivering a fiery remarks in Tehran in which he said: "Mr. Trump, you can't do a damn thing." Published May 9, 2018

"We are not going to head down the path we headed down before," said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding past attempts at diplomacy with North Korean leaders. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

Pompeo travels to North Korea to build framework for Trump-Kim summit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embarked on his second surprise trip to North Korea in as many months, holding discussions ahead of a planned summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the North's nuclear program. Published May 8, 2018

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani addresses a gathering at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) **FILE**

Iranian-Americans plan rally for regime change

Iranian-Americans who want "regime change" in Tehran are holding a major conference in the District of Columbia this weekend to support the protests that have arisen inside Iran against the Islamic Republic's hard-line government in recent months. Published May 3, 2018