Steve Vogel is a reporter for the national staff of The Washington Post who covers the federal government and frequently writes about the military and veterans. Based overseas from 1989 through 1994 and reporting for the Post and Army Times, he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War, and subsequently reported on military operations in Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Vogel covered the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and its subsequent reconstruction. He wrote the Military Matters column for the Post, and has also covered politics and law enforcement around the Washington region. Vogel is the author of The Pentagon – A History, published by Random House in 2007, and Through the Perilous Fight, about the British invasion of the Chesapeake in 1814, published in 2013 by Random House.