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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 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 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 reporting from Mexico.

Prior to joining The Times in 2011, Mr. Taylor 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 features for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor holds an M.S. in Global Security Studies from Angelo State University and a B.A. from Clark University. He was part of a team who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their reporting on the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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In this image from video provided by the Department of Defense labeled Gimbal, from 2015, an unexplained object is seen at the center as it is tracked as it soars high along the clouds, traveling against the wind. (Department of Defense via AP) **FILE**

Threat Status: Hundreds of new UFO sightings reported

The Pentagon's latest bombshell report found that most of those UFO encounters remain unexplained, with many of the strange craft exhibiting "unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities." Published January 18, 2023

Forensic investigators are framed by a cracked window damaged when supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Brazilian Supreme Court building, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Bolsonaro supporters who refuse to accept his election defeat stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace Sunday, a week after the inauguration of his leftist rival, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Slow recovery: Political divisions grip Brazil in wake of capital violence

The upheaval rocking Brazil intensified Tuesday, with former President Jair Bolsonaro signaling he'll return while President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appears increasingly eager to levy harsh punishments on Bolsonaro supporters who ransacked the country's capital on Sunday. Published January 10, 2023

Meta's logo can be seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2022. Irish regulators on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2023 hit Facebook parent Meta with hundreds of millions in fines and banned the company from forcing European users to agree to seeing personalized ads based on their online activity. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)

Facebook ordered to allow ‘death to Khamenei’ posts

Facebook was wrong to censor a posting calling for the death of Iran's authoritarian leader over the summer, according to the findings of an oversight board tied to the social media giant. Published January 10, 2023

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, on Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Threat Status: Biden fumbles into 2023 on foreign policy

Russia's unending war in Ukraine, North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons threats and China's increasing military moves toward Taiwan are among the complex global security challenges President Biden faces as he heads into the second half of his term in 2023. Published January 8, 2023

In this image released by the U.S. Department of Defense, German soldiers assigned to Surface Air and Missile Defense Wing 1, fire the Patriot weapons system at the NATO Missile Firing Installation, in Chania, Greece, on Nov. 8, 2017. Patriot missile systems have long been a hot ticket item for the U.S. and allies in contested areas of the world as a coveted shield against incoming missiles. In Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific, they guard against potential strikes from Iran, Somalia and North Korea. So it was a critical turning point when news broke this week that the U.S. has agreed to send a Patriot missile battery to Ukraine. (Sebastian Apel/U.S. Department of Defense, via AP, File)

Threat Status: No end in sight

Washington is still abuzz about the pre-Christmas visit last week by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who traveled outside his country for the first time since Russia's February invasion and met with President Biden at the White House. Published December 28, 2022

FILE - Military helicopters fly over the Osipovichi training ground during the Union Courage-2022 Russia-Belarus military drills near Osipovichi , Belarus, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr., File)

Threat Status: How war in Ukraine derailed key U.S.-Russia nuclear negotiations

Welcome to Threat Status, a weekly roundup of the biggest news inside the Pentagon, on the border and around the world. Sign up to receive Threat Status each week from a national security reporting team headed by veteran Washington Times journalists Ben Wolfgang and Guy Taylor. Published December 11, 2022