Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2019
Staff Reporter, The Washington Post
Alex Horton is a staff reporter at The Washington Post, where he covers national and breaking news with a focus on security and justice issues.
Previously, he was a national reporter at Stars and Stripes, worked at the community service nonprofit The Mission Continues and helped build the digital communications office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Alex served as an Army infantryman for 15 months in Iraq, where his unit saw some of the heaviest fighting in Baghdad and Diyala province during the troop surge. He is a Georgetown University graduate and a native of North Texas, where he had a very brief career as a Zamboni driver.
Recent Publications & News
In The News‘It’s not good for our democracy’: Calls grow for federal officers to shed military-style uniforms
By Carrie Cordero
In The News‘The military failed him’: Soldier’s bones found months after he was labeled a deserter
By Kayla M. Williams
In The NewsUse of medical helicopter to target protesters is under investigation, National Guard says
By Dr. Kyleanne Hunter
In The NewsImmigrant doctors want to help the Army fight the coronavirus. The Pentagon won’t let them.
By Paul Scharre
In The NewsWhat is SA-15, the air defense system that may have shot down a Ukrainian plane?
By Will Mackenzie
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