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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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U.S. soldier Adam Elkins, chief warrant officer of 4th Aviation Attack Battalion 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, sits on an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter as he waits for a live-fire drill at a U.S. air base in Gunsan, about 270 km (168 miles) south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 21, 2009.  (AP Photo/Jo Yong-hak, Pool)

Art of the defense deal: Trump aims to dramatically boost U.S. arms exports

The Trump administration is putting the final touches on a plan to dramatically increase American military hardware sales around the world, paving the way for faster and bigger deals with a range of countries from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia that have faced limits and barriers to buying from U.S. defense firms. Published February 20, 2018

Trey Gowdy praises Robert Mueller, says Russia probe on right track

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and several companies for interfering in the 2016 election shows Special Counsel Robert Mueller is on the right track. Published February 18, 2018

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the  International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 during a lunch meeting.  (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Protesters call for Netanyahu to resign over bribery claims

Israeli protesters called Friday for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign amid this week's allegations that he took bribes in the form of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cigars, champagne and jewelry. Published February 16, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attempt to lower the temperature on increasingly heated tensions between the United States and Turkey on Thursday, traveling to Ankara at a moment of clashing military strategies between the two NATO allies in neighboring Syria. (Associated Press)

Rex Tillerson's trip to Turkey aimed at lowering tensions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attempt to lower the temperature on increasingly heated tensions between the United States and Turkey on Thursday, traveling to Ankara at a moment of clashing military strategies between the two NATO allies in neighboring Syria. Published February 14, 2018

Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif smiles prior to meeting Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on Thursday Jan. 11, 2018. European Union foreign ministers held separate talks with their Iranian counterpart in Brussels on Thursday amid doubts over the future of an international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Intel assessment claims Iran complying with nuclear deal

The Obama-era Iranian nuclear deal has succeeded in delaying how long it would take for Iran to build a nuclear bomb and in making Tehran's activities more transparent to U.N. inspectors, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment published Tuesday that contrasts President Trump's threats to pull out of the deal unless its "disastrous flaws" are fixed. Published February 13, 2018

Voters cast their ballots in booths at Farrington High School, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) **FILE**

Intel chief: Russia expected to target U.S. midterms with hacking

U.S. intelligence assesses that Russia will continue targeting the American media and political spaces with cyber attacks and leaks aimed at creating "wedges that reduce trust and confidence in democratic process," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday. Published February 13, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, listens during a press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry after their meeting, at Tahrir Palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Khaled Elfiqi/Pool photo via AP)

Tillerson: 'Too early' to say if North Korea talks will happen

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's "too early to judge" whether a lasting diplomatic process between the Trump administration and the North Korean regime will grow from Pyongyang's current charm offensive toward South Korea around the Winter Olympics. Published February 12, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'Mission creep' fears rise after U.S. airstrike in Syria

A deadly U.S. airstrike on Syrian government-backed forces this week has increased fears that American forces sent to battle Islamic State are being dragged more and more into the country's bloody 7-year-old civil war. Published February 8, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel after they met at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Latin America wary of U.S. harder line against Venezuela

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson spent much of his tour of Latin American capitals ratcheting up threats against Venezuela -- warning that Washington may move to shut off purchases of the socialist government's oil and even suggesting that the Trump administration would have no problem with a military coup in Caracas. Published February 7, 2018

Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal talks to media outside the accountability court where Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. A Pakistani court has postponed the indictment of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a week after his children, who are co-defendants in the case, did not appear in court. The court on Monday set Oct. 9 for the indictments against Sharif, his two sons, daughter and son in-law. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Top Pakistani security official says nation critical to Trump's Afghanistan War plan

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The U.S. needs Pakistan if President Trump's war plan for Afghanistan is to have a chance of succeeding, Pakistan's top internal security official said in an interview Tuesday, warning that bad blood between Washington and Islamabad risks triggering an era of instability across the region. Published February 6, 2018

In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, aid workers stand near a convoy of vehicles loaded with food and other supplies organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross, working alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations, makes it's way to the besieged town of Madaya, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Damascus, Syria. Madaya has been blockaded for months by government troops and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Opposition activists and aid groups have reported several deaths from starvation in recent weeks. (AP Photo)

Red Cross official confident U.S. will remain top donor under Trump

A top International Committee of the Red Cross official expressed confidence Thursday that the United States will remain its top donor, saying the organization is working well with the administration despite President Trump's push to dramatically cut the budgets for the State Department and foreign aid. Published February 1, 2018

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani attends the US Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

ISIS remains mortal threat to Middle East, Qatari envoy warns

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Islamic State remains a mortal threat to the region despite its recent battlefield defeats, Qatar's foreign minister warned in an interview Wednesday, cautioning that the terrorist group could rise again if Washington and its Arab allies fail to address the root causes fueling religious extremism. Published January 31, 2018