Michael Birnbaum
Correspondent

Michael Birnbaum became The Washington Post’s Berlin correspondent in January 2011, after two-and-a-half years of covering education for the newspaper from Washington. He has covered the Arab Spring from Libya, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East. He has also worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Birnbaum has a degree in German history from Yale University. He grew up in Chicago.

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Marines investigating another alleged Dutch incident

Marines investigating another alleged Dutch incident

Club patrons: U.S. Marine bragged of protecting Obama ahead of president’s arrival for summit.

In Amsterdam, U.S. Secret Service flap barely registers

In Amsterdam, U.S. Secret Service flap barely registers

Residents of this relaxed city hardly batted an eye at reports that 3 agents were disciplined over their drinking.

Secret Service agents were warned to avoid trouble

Secret Service agents were warned to avoid trouble

EXCLUSIVE | The incident in the Netherlands came just weeks after two other officers were involved in a car crash in Miami.

Secret Service agents on Obama Europe detail sent home

Secret Service agents on Obama Europe detail sent home

Three were disciplined after what people familiar with the incident described as a night of drinking.