The Washington Post

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Senior correspondentWashington, D.C.


Hagel worked behind the scenes but seemed overly deferential to generals in top-level strategy meetings, officials said.

  • Nov 24, 2014

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates is known by American generals for its ability and willingness to fight, but the full extent of the military cooperation has not been publicly acknowledged.

  • Nov 9, 2014

The focus on PTSD has distorted America’s perception of returning soldiers.

  • Oct 31, 2014

Officials do not believe the units will be able to seize towns from the Islamic State without the help of U.S. combat troops, which President Obama has ruled out.

  • Oct 22, 2014

The tiny Arab nation is offering itself as a U.S. ally on one hand, supporting Islamists with the other, and vexing neighbors in all directions.

  • Oct 4, 2014

The threat from the Islamic State has led Persian Gulf nations to put aside differences and join the U.S. effort.

  • Sep 23, 2014

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

Allen said his decision was not influenced by a Pentagon investigation into e-mail messages he exchanged with Tampa socialite Jill Kelley.

  • Feb 19, 2013
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Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor of The Washington Post. He has served as The Post's national editor, an assistant managing editor and as bureau chief in Baghdad, Cairo and Southeast Asia. He is the author of Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan and Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone, a best-selling account of the troubled American effort to reconstruct Iraq. The book won the Overseas Press Club book award, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2007 by the New York Times and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His reporting for The Post has been recognized with honors from the Overseas Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2012, he received the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs from the American Academy of Diplomacy.
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