Philip Ewing Philip Ewing is NPR's national security editor. He helps direct coverage of the military, the intelligence community, counterterrorism, veterans and other topics for the radio and online.
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Philip Ewing

Philip Ewing

National Security Editor

Philip Ewing is NPR's national security editor. He helps direct coverage of the military, the intelligence community, counterterrorism, veterans and other topics for the radio and online. Ewing joined the network in 2015 from Politico, where he was a Pentagon correspondent and defense editor. Previously he served as managing editor of Military.com and before that he covered the U.S. Navy for the Military Times newspapers.

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Then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears on Capitol Hill in May 2017. In a new interview, he describes his actions in the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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William Barr, pictured during a meeting on Capitol Hill on Jan. 9, has been sworn in as the attorney general of the United States. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Friday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Donald Trump Jr. spoke at a campaign rally for Sen. Martha McSally in 2018. He and President Trump welcomed reports Thursday that they didn't talk on the phone ahead of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians. Matt York/AP hide caption

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FBI Director Christopher Wray (from left), CIA Director Gina Haspel, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, arrive to testify before the Senate intelligence committee on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Roger Stone arrived at the federal courthouse in Washington on Tuesday for his arraignment. The longtime political consultant pleaded not guilty to the charges of false statements and obstruction. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty In D.C. Federal Court Following Florida Arrest

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A woman browses her smartphone as she walks by a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing. The telecom giant is at the center of a geopolitical feud between China and the United States. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Michael Cohen dodges photojournalists as he returns home in New York City. The former fixer for Donald Trump says he's postponing testimony planned for a House hearing next month. Kevin Hagen/AP hide caption

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Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York on Aug. 21, 2018. Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Mueller's Office Disputes BuzzFeed Report That Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress

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