Ernesto Londoño

CorrespondentWashington, D.C.

The latest from Ernesto

Despite mounting evidence that separatists downed Flight 17, officials face evidentiary and legal obstacles.

  • Jul 22, 2014

Rationale offered by one Army general infuriates watchdog for U.S. reconstruction efforts.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Move would be big step in Obama administration’s effort to close U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Jul 16, 2014

U.S. officials want Congress to authorize more visas for Afghans who worked with the U.S. military

  • Jul 10, 2014

Obama warns presidential candidate about endorsing violence or extra-constitutional measures.

  • Jul 8, 2014

The U.S. ally said a visiting assistant secretary of state must leave after he met with a Shiite opposition group.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Americans who fought in Iraq are troubled to see chaos and violence again engulfing their old battleground.

  • Jul 5, 2014

The runoff election draws a strong turnout, but fraud claims raise the prospect of a disputed result.

  • Jun 14, 2014

Two ex-ministers face off in presidential vote, which could lead to first peaceful transfer of power.

  • Jun 13, 2014

The troops were carrying out a security operation ahead of Saturday’s presidential runoff.

  • Jun 10, 2014

The deal was brokered by Qatar, which has agreed to host five Taliban inmates for at least one year.

  • Jun 1, 2014

Speech at West Point signals a shifting of security burden squarely to reconstituted Afghan forces.

  • May 28, 2014

The Obama administration’s efforts to persuade lawmakers to make painful choices appears to have failed.

  • May 24, 2014

President Obama says the military personnel will assist in the effort to find those abducted from neighboring Nigeria.

  • May 21, 2014

China summons the U.S. ambassador for a rebuke, and the Defense Ministry blasts the charges.

  • May 20, 2014

U.S. defense secretary’s first visit since the collapse of peace talks with the Palestinians returns the status quo.

  • May 16, 2014

The defense secretary says the United States will ensure that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons.

  • May 14, 2014

The convicted national security leaker has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman.

  • May 14, 2014

Move stirs hope, but analysts say it’s too early to tell if this will open the door to resolving regional crises.

  • May 13, 2014

Officials say U.S. drones could be called into service in hunt for the 250 schoolgirls abducted by Islamists.

  • May 12, 2014
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About Ernesto

Ernesto Londoño covers the Pentagon for the Washington Post. Before starting that beat in Sept. 2012, he was a roving foreign correspondent in the Middle East. Londoño’s first overseas assignment was in Baghdad, where he worked from April 2008 to April 2010. He was later based in Cairo, covering news in the Arab world and Afghanistan. Before going overseas, Londoño covered criminal justice in suburban Maryland for the Post. Prior to joining the paper, Londoño worked at the Dallas Morning News, where he covered immigration. Londoño was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia.