David Nakamura

ReporterWashington, D.C.


He has vowed that the U.S. will not act alone, but has struggled to win commitments from global allies.

  • Sep 22, 2014

The president emphasizes the role of U.S. leadership -- but vows that America will not fight alone

  • Sep 18, 2014

Public doubts are increasing about the president’s response to crises in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Administration criticized for failing to first seek backing from Congress.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Military intervention against Sunni extremists is a setback for a president who wanted to end U.S. wars.

  • Sep 10, 2014

Foreign-policy experts he consulted with say he believes he doesn’t need Congress’s approval.

  • Sep 9, 2014

The White House reportedly does not believe it needs a vote from Congress to take action against the Islamic State in Syria

  • Sep 9, 2014

The number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States illegally dropped for the second month in a row.

  • Sep 8, 2014

The adviser has been called upon to defend an administration that has deported more than 2 million people.

  • Sep 8, 2014

“There’s going to be a military element” to the U.S. effort in the Middle East, he said in a TV interview.

  • Sep 7, 2014
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David Nakamura started at the Washington Post as a summer intern in 1992 and is amazed he once did this job without the Internet, a cell phone, GPS, Wikipedia or a laptop computer. After four years as a sports reporter, he moved to the local news staff and wrote about education in Virginia and Maryland and city government in Washington, D.C. In 2004, he was part of a team that uncovered high levels of lead contamination in D.C. tap water, a series that won the 2005 Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting. He has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.
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