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Ben Watson

Senior Multimedia Editor, Defense One

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. 116: Has US foreign policy become too militarized?

Two researchers compiled data on U.S. military interventions from 1776 to 2019. Here's what they learned.


Defense One Radio, Ep. 115: Preparing for conflict in the Indo-Pacific

An Army two-star general explains his proposal to send a multi-domain task force to the region.