Dan Lamothe

CheckpointWashington, D.C.

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Wresting control of the provincial capital of Anbar province back from the Islamic State won’t be easy.

  • Jul 31, 2015

They have completed the grueling Mountain Phase and will move to the final portion of training Sunday.

  • Jul 31, 2015

Two weeks after the attack, the U.S. government is still grappling with what to call it.

  • Jul 31, 2015

‘This incident and the ongoing threat underscore the need for DoD to revise its force protection,’ Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said.

  • Jul 30, 2015

The military makes that the locations in the world most prone to instability and bloodshed also are the ones where climate change has the greatest impact.

  • Jul 30, 2015

By many accounts, insurgent corpses remained in the streets of Fallujah for weeks.

  • Jul 28, 2015

At least three military lawyers who worked at the base in recent years have died.

  • Jul 28, 2015

Turkey and the United States have reached an agreement that calls for a de facto “safe zone” along the Turkey-Syria border.

  • Jul 27, 2015

The anthrax was supposed to be killed by gamma radiation, but slipped through testing without being detected.

  • Jul 23, 2015

Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, 26, wounded in Thursday’s attack, died early Saturday morning.

  • Jul 18, 2015
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Dan Lamothe covers national security for The Washington Post and anchors its military blog, Checkpoint. He has covered U.S. troops closely since 2008, embedding with infantrymen in Afghanistan multiple times and covering many of the major issues driving discussion in the Pentagon. He is a graduate of journalism programs at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University of Maryland-College Park.
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