Dan Lamothe

CheckpointWashington, D.C.

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The USNS Choctaw County is a joint high-speed vessel, and will be operated off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia as part of exercise Bold Alligator.

  • Oct 30, 2014

‘Attacks would most likely involve edged weapons, small arms, or improvised explosive devices,’ the warning said.

  • Oct 29, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the monitoring on Wednesday, one day after a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Oct 29, 2014

Maj. Gen. Mark Graham lost one son to suicide and another to combat in Iraq, and continues to speak out about how mental illness can be hard to see.

  • Oct 29, 2014

The project was supposed to help end a history with decades of brutality.

  • Oct 28, 2014

In the last year, his new company has sunk money into two aviation firms in Africa, and plans to compete for the business of construction, mineral and hydrocarbon firms.

  • Oct 28, 2014

The technology will be incorporated in Special Operations Command’s Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.

  • Oct 27, 2014

‘Don’t worry,’ she said. ‘I love you from here to Camp Leatherneck.’

  • Oct 27, 2014

Hundreds of militants have been killed in Syria by airstrikes since they began in Syria on Sept. 23.

  • Oct 24, 2014

‘They probably have the capabilities to put this together,’ said Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.

  • Oct 24, 2014
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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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