Bryan Bender

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Bryan Bender (born 1972) is an American journalist, who covers national security affairs for the Boston Globe in its Washington, D.C. bureau.[1] He is author of You Are Not Forgotten, the true story of a modern-day soldier’s search for a missing World War II fighter pilot in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea, to be published by Doubleday in October 2013.[2][3]

He has covered US military operations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America and his dispatches have covered a range of topics including the war in Afghanistan; veterans; military training; the anti-war movement; the Boston Marathon bombings; the nexus between climate change and national security; and newly declassified government files on Cuba, Vietnam, and the Kennedy Administration.

Personal background[edit]

Bender is a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He earned undergraduate degrees in Political Science and English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.[4]

Professional background[edit]

Bender specializes in military affairs, foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and government secrecy.

In 1998, Bender was named the Washington bureau chief for Jane's Defence Weekly, a London-based magazine.

In 2007, Bender was a finalist for the Scripps Howard Foundation's Washington Reporting Award for an investigation into an Army cheating scandal.[5][6]

In 2011, he was a finalist for the Gerald R. Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Reporting for a probe into the growing role of retired generals and admirals in defense companies and as private consultants.[7][8]

In 2011 he was also elected president of Military Reporters and Editors Association, the professional association for journalists covering the US military.[9][10]

His work has also appeared in The New Republic, New York Times,[11] Los Angeles Times,[12] Jane's Defence Weekly,[13] among other publications. He is also frequent television and radio commentator on national security and foreign policy topics.[14][15][16]


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