Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Senior correspondentWashington, D.C.


The difficulty of battling the Islamic State in Syria will make the fight in Iraq “seem easy,” said a general.

  • Sep 10, 2014

More than half of the 2.6 million service members dispatched to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan say their health is now worse.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Authorities said the gunman was an Iraq war veteran with behavioral and mental health issues.

  • Apr 3, 2014

A nationwide poll of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans reveals the profound and enduring effects of war on 2.6 million who have served.

  • Mar 29, 2014

The Army’s ambitious campaign to transform itself, and forestall personnel cuts, is causing a turf war.

  • Dec 29, 2013

Dispute over cargo planes comes amid larger clash between active duty, Guard over military’s future.

  • Dec 16, 2013

Decision to construct 64,000-square-foot building angered some senior military officials.

  • Dec 4, 2013

The detainees were handed over this year by the U.S. military and evaluated by an Afghan review panel.

  • Nov 8, 2013

American forces are working more closely with African troops, and the group behind last year’s viral video.

  • Oct 28, 2013

After troops leave, civilian oversight personnel will be unable to inspect reconstruction work worth billions.

  • Oct 26, 2013
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Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor. He was The Post’s national editor and has served as an assistant managing editor. He was bureau chief in Baghdad for the first two years of the Iraq war. He also has been a correspondent in Cairo and Southeast Asia. He the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a best-selling account of the troubled American effort to reconstruct Iraq. A graduate of Stanford University, he joined The Post in 1994 as a reporter on the metropolitan staff.
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