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Martin Di Caro

Martin Di Caro

Martin Di Caro brings 25 years of broadcast journalism experience to the Washington Times. He has won numerous prestigious awards throughout his career in major media markets across the country. Before coming to the Times, Martin was a news anchor at Bloomberg Radio’s Washington bureau. From 2012 to 2017, he covered transportation at NPR member station WAMU 88.5 in Washington, where his work on the yearslong Metrorail crisis earned Martin his second Edward R. Murrow award, which included hosting the radio station’s first podcast, Metropocalypse. Martin worked as a reporter for AP Radio in New York and Washington for eight years starting in 2008. He lives in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of D.C. and his interests include reading history and following his beloved New York Jets. He can be reached at

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001 file photo, from left, Secretary of State Colin Powell, President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry Shelton attend a meeting with the National Security Council in the Cabinet Room of the White House. While the Secret Service played “hide the president” with Bush on Sept. 11 — he was shuttled to military bases in Louisiana and Nebraska, for fear of terrorist attacks — his vice president hunkered down in a “secure, undisclosed location,” a bunker inside the White House where he helped direct the government’s actions. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

History As It Happens: The hubris of post-9/11 foreign policy

The Global War on Terror produced a string of intractable calamities, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and costing U.S. taxpayers trillions of dollars. It is a story of colossal failure with tragic consequences. Published September 8, 2021

Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) await a flight to Kabul Afghanistan, at Al Udeied Air Base, Qatar Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Marines are assisting the Department of State with a drawdown of designated personnel in Afghanistan. (1st Lt. Mark Andries/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

History As It Happens: Embracing defeat

The chaos in Afghanistan is an opportunity to question the fundamental assumptions underlying U.S. interventionism after decades of "forever war." Published August 18, 2021