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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper's State Department, Pentagon and intelligence coverage. He has reported from dozens of countries and been a guest on the BBC, CNN, NPR, FOX, C-SPAN and The McLaughlin Group.

A series Mr. Taylor led on the motives and fallout around Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election was recognized with a Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency, and a Society for Professional Journalists award. In 2012, he won a Virginia Press Association award for reporting on political, economic and security developments in Mexico.

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

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University and was part of a team who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their reporting on the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

He can be reached at [email protected].

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Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, oversaw a three-month review of the situation on the ground, which triggered changes in strategy by the Pentagon and White House officials this month. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

General sees Russian meddling in Afghanistan, need for more troops to fight Taliban

Russia, Pakistan and Iran are working to "legitimize and support" the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to the top U.S. military commander in the war zone, who told lawmakers Thursday that thousands more American or NATO troops are needed to break the "stalemate" between Afghan forces and the insurgent group while the Islamic State also remains active in the nation. Published February 9, 2017

Iranian dissidents have documented work at 42 missile centers operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the regime's dominant security force. A dozen of those sites had never been disclosed before. (Associated Press/File)

Iran defies Trump's threat on missiles, puts U.S. on notice

Iranian officials responded defiantly Thursday to the Trump administration's threat to take a much tougher line over Tehran's ballistic missile tests and support for terrorism-related activities, as the White House reportedly was preparing a slate of new sanctions against the Islamic republic as early as Friday. Published February 2, 2017

Rex Tillerson speaks during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, where he is sworn in as Secretary of State. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Rex Tillerson arrives as 'the new guy' at the State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to win the support of an uneasy State Department Thursday, asserting on arrival at department headquarters that he holds the nation's career diplomats in "high regard" and will treat them with "respect" as President Trump's top foreign policy adviser. Published February 2, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State-nominee Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump's nomination of Tillerson for secretary of state is headed toward Senate confirmation after several Democrats crossed party lines to back the former Exxon Mobil CEO. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tillerson confirmed, sworn in as secretary of state

The Senate voted 56-43 to confirm Mr. Tillerson as the nation's 69th secretary of state on Wednesday, with Republicans picking up three Democratic votes to pierce the minority's hoped-for united front against the former ExxonMobil CEO. Published February 1, 2017

Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson will find out this week whether he will serve as the nation's top diplomat. If he is confirmed by the Senate, one of his first priorities will be implementing President Trump's controversial refugee and visa ban. (Associated Press)

Senate vote puts Tillerson on path to confirmation as secretary of state

Former Exxon Mobil chief Rex Tillerson, President Trump's pick to be secretary of state, cleared a key hurdle on Capitol Hill on Monday night as Senate Republicans easily mustered the majority needed to head off a Democratic filibuster and pave the way for his confirmation this week. Published January 30, 2017

Demonstrators hold signs and chant during a protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the United States by citizens of several countries Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. (Jeffrey M. Smith/The Times Herald via AP)

Diplomats slam Trump's visa and refugee ban with 'dissent cable'

A draft memo circulating Monday among dozens of State Department officials and career U.S. diplomats slammed President Trump's temporary visa and refugee ban, saying it "stands in opposition" to "core American and constitutional" values." Published January 30, 2017

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis (left) and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met at the Pentagon last weekend. (Associated Press)

ISIS airstrike limits in Iraq come under review; Mattis looks at Mosul

Military advisers close to Defense Secretary James N. Mattis are considering loosening the restrictions on U.S. airstrikes that the Obama administration kept in place in war against the Islamic State in Iraq, according to current and former U.S. officials. Published January 26, 2017

Speaking at the GOP retreat, British Prime Minister Theresa May echoed President Trump's criticism that U.S. allies do not pay their fair share for defense. (Associated Press)

Trump, May seek common ground in shifting landscape

The meeting of President Trump and British Prime Minister Teresa May on Friday — the first foreign leader the new U.S. president is hosting at the White House — will feature two leaders badly in need of a friend. Published January 26, 2017

Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Intel committee Democrats outraged over Trump's torture comments

Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence expressed outrage Thursday over President Trump's suggestion this week that he is considering allowing of U.S. officials to restart a program that used enhanced interrogation techniques tantamount to torture against terrorism suspects. Published January 26, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses troops during change-of-command ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) ** FILE **

The Philippines says U.S. base upgrades will proceed; EDCA deal 'still on'

The Philippines' top defense official said Thursday that the U.S. military is cleared to begin upgrading and constructing facilities in the Southeast Asian nation over the coming year -- an apparent reversal of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's outspoken rejection of an American troop presence there. Published January 26, 2017

As the Chinese protects claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea, the Trump administration will "send a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, [China's] access to those islands also is not going to be allowed," secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson said. (Associated Press)

Trump's change of course in Asia challenges China, Obama's pivot

The Trump administration's vow to block Beijing from seizing territory in the South China Sea has sparked outrage among Chinese leaders, and Mr. Trump's rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal has prompted confusion and unease among some key U.S. allies. Published January 25, 2017

A South Korean man watches North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering his New Year's speech on a TV news program shown at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. North Korea's development of banned long-range missiles is in "final stages," the country's leader Kim was quoted as saying in his New Year's message. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea says ICBM test could be imminent

A senior North Korean official claims Pyongyang is capable carrying out its first ever test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile "at any time, at any place," according to a report Wednesday. Published January 25, 2017

Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari advises critics of President Trump to give his foreign policy a chance. (Associated Press)

Pakistan's former president urges Trump to send envoy to region

President Trump should quickly appoint a high-level envoy to South Asia to underscore U.S. leadership in the region and seize an opportunity missed by the Obama administration to coordinate a top-level response to the regional terrorist threat, said former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. Published January 23, 2017