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Ben Watson

Senior Multimedia Editor

Ben Watson is lead author of The D Brief and senior multimedia editor at Defense One. Since arriving in Washington in 2012, Ben has written and produced award-winning features, videos and podcasts on politics, international security, technology, and military history for NPR, The Atlantic and Defense One. Prior to that, he served for five years in the U.S. Army.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 100: Phil Klay

A conversation about veterans, citizenship, and the American way of war.


Defense One Radio, Ep. 99: The role of drones in Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Two drone researchers explain some of the lessons we’ve learned about drone-assisted warfare after almost three months of war in Ukraine.