W.J. Hennigan

W.J. Hennigan

@TIME national security correspondent.

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“ISIS isn’t a crippled organization because Baghdadi’s gone.” Insights from @AkiPeritz  @ColinPClarke  @NLROUL  @TheStudyofWar 

Was hoping he’d be a White Stocking next year. That performance will put him out of our price range.

This, by @fmkaplan ⁩, is as good as it gets on analyzing the Mattis era.

On Nov. 3, 2018, Major Brent Taylor was shot and killed in Kabul by an Afghan soldier he was trying to help. Life was shattered for his widow and seven children. Here’s a glimpse into how they’re picking up the pieces one year year later...

@EricSchmittNYT  obtained a memo written by American diplomat in northern Syria criticizing the Trump administration for failing to try harder to deter Turkish invasion.

“No matter what you do, I feel like you’re going to make somebody angry.” via @juliebosman  @MitchKSmith  @katetaylornyt 

@AABerwick  & @skinosian  probed 20 killings by Maduro’s police squad accused of summary executions in poor Venezuelan neighborhoods.

”The Kurds have no friends but the mountains,” as the saying goes... Beautiful b&w photo essay from @moises_saman  appears on this week’s @TIME  international cover.

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ISIS defeated? The military just released airstrike data in Syria from 12/16-12/29 that said 469 strikes hit 666 ISIS tactical units, & destroyed 291 fighting positions, 153 staging areas, 67 supply routes, 27 command & control nodes, 13 IED facilities, 4 armored vehic...

NEW: I happened to be in Afghanistan when the Taliban laid siege to Ghazni & I was able to link up with the US Special Forces teams that helped defend the city. This is their story:

Act II: The Marine Corps general who called sexual harassment allegations “fake news” at a town hall last week won’t face any reduction in rank or a dock in pay for his actions.

Act I: The Tennessee Air National Guard colonel who led a re-enlistment ceremony in which a senior noncommissioned officer recited her oath using a dinosaur puppet has been demoted and retired.

Sooo it turns out that the video @CENTCOM  released today, allegedly collected from Navy SEAL raid on AQAP compound in Yemen, is 10 years old

A tale of two American military officers in two acts...

Stunning. The Pentagon has yet to be contacted by anyone on President-elect Trump's staff about transition, @PentagonPresSec  says.