David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
David Welna, photographed for NPR, 13 November 2019, in Washington DC.
Stories By

David Welna

Public Opinion Matches Partisan Divide Over U.S. Ground Troops In Syria

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457415624/457415625" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Paris Attacks Revive Demands For Expanded Surveillance Powers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/456752012/456752013" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Colorado Town Ponders Accepting Guantanamo Detainees

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/456317731/456317732" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Supporters Urge Obama To Take Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/455577690/455577691" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

GOP Lawmakers Reluctant To Act On ISIS War Authorization Request

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/454829097/454829098" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

U.S. To Deploy Special Forces In Syria

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/453393871/453393872" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

CIA Director John Brennan Breaks Silence On Hack Of Personal Email Account

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/452909219/452909220" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Democrats Accuse Benghazi Committee Of Political Intentions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/450611730/450611759" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

CIA Director John Brennan's Private Email Account Allegedly Hacked

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/450321140/450321141" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

U.S. Army soldiers walk as a NATO helicopter flies overhead at coalition force Forward Operating Base (FOB) Connelly in the Khogyani district in the eastern province of Nangarhar on August 13, 2015. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

How U.S. Troops Will Exit Afghanistan Remains Unclear

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/449333767/449417478" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

ACLU Sues Two Psychologists For Developing CIA Interrogation Program

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/448697091/448697093" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript