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.

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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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, August 16

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Former Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok has been fired after months of criticism by President Trump and Republicans over his anti-Trump text messages. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Political Lightning Rod Who Criticized Trump

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Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller may be running out of space to maneuver — or he may not. But the White House is calibrating its strategy as though a clock is ticking. Alex Wong/Associated Press hide caption

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Secretaries of state and elections officials across the country may not know how robust their preparations are until Election Day. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for President Trump, has no paperwork, audio recordings or other hard evidence to back up his story that the then-candidate approved the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, CNN also reported. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein looks likely to keep his job, though he will also likely continue to endure political attacks from supporters of President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki on July 16. The White House said last week that Trump had invited Putin to the U.S. in the fall but said Wednesday that the visit will be postponed. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump now says he worries Russian President Vladimir Putin is interfering with U.S. democracy — in order to help Democrats this fall. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats, led by House intelligence committee ranking member Adam Schiff (left), have been dueling with Republicans, led by House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes (right), for months over the FISA document. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Releases Former Trump Aide Surveillance Records

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What Could Come Of The Indictments Of Russian Agents For Election Interference

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