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Executive Editor Jill R. Aitoro (703) 750-8657 @FedEdJill

Pentagon Aaron Mehta @AaronMehta

Digital Editor Chris Martin

Staff Reporters

Naval Warfare Christopher P. Cavas @CavasShips

Congress Joe Gould @reporterjoe

Land Warfare Jen Judson @JenJudson

Air Warfare Valerie Insinna @ValerieInsinna

Asia Mike Yeo

France Pierre Tran

India Vivek Raghuvanshi

Israel Barbara Opall-Rome @OpallRome

Italy Tom Kington @tomkington

United Kingdom Andrew Chuter


Australia Correspondent Nigel Pittaway @NigelPittaway1

Belgium/EU/NATO Correspondent Martin Banks

Canada Correspondent David Pugliese @DavidPugliese

Germany Correspondent Lars Hoffmann

Japan Correspondent Paul Kallender-Umezu

New Zealand Correspondent Nick Lee-Frampton

Pakistan Correspondent Usman Ansari

Poland Correspondent Jaroslaw Adamowski

Russia Correspondent Matthew Bodner

Scandinavia Correspondent Gerard O’Dwyer

South America Correspondent José Higuera

South Korea Correspondent Jung Sung-ki

Southern Africa Correspondent Oscar Nkala

Spain Correspondent Esteban Villarejo

Turkey Correspondent Burak Ege Bekdil

Video/Photo, Design, Digital Operations and Development

Director, Video Production James Williams

Video and Photo Editor Ben Murray  

Multimedia Journalist/Producer Jeff Martin

Multimedia Journalist Daniel Woolfolk

Multimedia Journalist Alan Lessig

Multimedia Producer John Bretschneider

Multimedia Journalist Dustin Diaz

Senior Editor, Digital Operations Christian Lowe

Digital Editor Steve Weigand

Digital Editor Ken Chamberlain

Art Director Philip Kightlinger

Designer Devan Feeney

Designer Sarah-Catherine Smith

Senior Director, Editorial Operations Jenn Rafael

Director, Web Development Ashley McCabe

Web Developer Kaym Yusuf

Front-End Web Developer Karan Batra