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Sam LaGrone

Washington, D.C.
Naval Reporter and Editor
Covers:  U.S. and international navies, national security, China, Russia, defense acquisition, defense policy, Congress
Doesn't Cover: Veterans issues, military healthcare, military benefits

Naval Reporter and Editor @USNINews Fmr: Jane's, @newsobserver, @vmialumni. Content ≠ any official @NavalInstitute stance on anything.

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Sam LaGrone has worked in newspapers for more than a decade and covered defense issues since 2008.
Since 2009, Sam has specialized in international naval and maritime coverage -- first with Jane's Defence Weekly in its Washington, D.C. bureau and then as the founding editor of USNI News with the ...

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Aug 20, 2017

RT @mgerrydoyle: btw "port side aft," for those not in the navy or nerds like me = "on the left side in the direction of the ship's travel, near the back"

Aug 18, 2017

RT @LucasFoxNews: "collision had knocked out the ship’s long-range communications. The crew eventually sent out a distress call via a…

Aug 17, 2017

RT @NavalInstitute: USS Fitzgerald Command Triad Relieved Following Early Investigation Results; More Punishments Coming…

Aug 16, 2017

RT @Sandra_I_Erwin: Breaking: Trump and VP Pence will travel to Camp David Friday for national security meeting to discuss South Asia strategy #Afghanistan

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The now defunct Potomac News as an eager freelance features writer.

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