Craig Whitlock

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Gen. Ray Odierno also said he would not rule out small numbers of troops in specialized combat missions.

  • Sep 19, 2014

The plan to fight the Islamic State has become a source of mounting tension between the president and military.

  • Sep 18, 2014

Richard Whittle traces the history of the Predator drone from its slow beginnings to its ultimate success.

  • Sep 18, 2014

Think tank leader invited ambassadors of countries that also donate to research institution.

  • Sep 17, 2014

The top military officer told Congress he could recommend that advisers accompany troops on the front lines.

  • Sep 16, 2014

13 years after 9/11, U.S. operations rage on against terrorist groups in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Shift in rules of engagement is key component of President Obama’s plan to go on “offense” in Iraq, Syria.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Despite recent chilly ties, the U.S. is seeking Ankara’s cooperation in the fight against the Islamist extremists.

  • Sep 8, 2014

The troops were aided by U.S. airstrikes, marking a sharp escalation of the American military campaign.

  • Sep 7, 2014

The attacks marked a sharp escalation of the U.S. campaign as militants threatened to seize a dam.

  • Sep 7, 2014
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Craig Whitlock covers the Pentagon and national security for The Post, where he has worked as a staff writer since 1998. He served as the paper’s Berlin bureau chief for nearly six years, covering terrorism networks in Europe, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
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