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Colin Clark

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Covers:  Defense Department, weapons programs, NATO, Congress, strategy, terrorism, intelligence, spy satellites, F-35, Australian military, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Special Operations
Doesn't Cover: Veterans, military pay and benefits, Department of Homeland Security,

I'm editor of Breaking Defense. We tell you about the strategy, politics, policy and personalities that drive what weapons the Pentagon buys.

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Biography

I'm the only person to create two successful all-online defense news websites, Breaking Defense (formerly AOL Defense) and DoDBuzz. Breaking Defense is the go-to place for senior defense officials like Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, ATL Undersecretary Frank Kendall and others to talk with us ...

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@ColinDefense — 7,776 followers, 8,595 tweets

May 25, 2017

Priceless! @NATO leaders giggling @realDonaldTrump @potus He spoke at memorial to 911 & Berlin Wall. At 911 ALL NATO supported US. Article 5 https://t.co/RP76uiRVTk

May 25, 2017

RT @HuffPostPol: These military vets have found a smarter way to fight the war on terror  http://huffp.st/n6rh22u  https://t.co/iSjeEwpWKZ

May 25, 2017

Robert R. Hood just nominated to be ASD Legislative Affairs. Hood was VP government affairs at CH2M. Was Bush WH assistant on leg affairs

May 25, 2017

@SpeakerRyan Members of press ARE human beings. Really! In fact, we also have the right to assemble as well, esp when it comes to Congress. https://t.co/WicNsvKzW1

May 25, 2017

@ValerieInsinna @Oriana0214 @BreakingDefense @calbon Try him after 3 pm…. He fades. Early morning people always do. We creatures of the night rule!

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Cleaning the presses at the Chicago Tribune. OK, it's a job in journalism -- not one as a journalist.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

News curators like me only grow more important as news sources proliferate and their quality varies wildly.

Webby honoree

2009 - political blog
DoD Buzz was ranked one of the world’s top political blogs, along with counterparts at the BBC, New Yorker, Guardian, Time and Vanity Fair only nine months after I created it.

Newsletter Publisher’s Foundation

1998 - Interpretive or Analytical Reporting
Award for my groundbreaking coverage of the Pentagon's first Quadrennial Defense Review.