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Colin Clark

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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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 — 7,916 followers, 8,691 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

Former Obama & Romney contributor #AnthonyScaramucci named @potus communication director. @PressSec resigns. Reince Priebus in trouble??

Jul 21, 2017

@NavyBike @BreakingDefense I don't have any trouble getting to the site fm Facebook or from your link. Hmm

Jul 19, 2017

It’s formal: Trump nominates Joseph Kernan to be undersecretary of defense for intelligence; also Guy Roberts for NBC programs.

Jul 18, 2017

Best line in Lord’s written ?? as presumptive ATL Undersec "My understanding is that relations between AT&L & this comm could be improved"

Jul 18, 2017

Giant #C5 cargo plane stand down ordered @ Dover AFB Affects 18 aircraft there of 65 in fleet. Nose gear failed 2nd time w/in 60 days.

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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?


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.