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David E. Sanger

The National Security Correspondent at The New York Times

Areas of expertise

  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • National Security Journalism

Major works

The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (2009); Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (2012)

About Me

Mr. Sanger is the National Security Correspondent for The New York Times and is one of the newspaper's senior writers. Twice he has been a member of Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize and has won a series of other major journalism prizes for national security and White House reporting. He is the author of two bestsellers on national security, Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (2012) and The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (2009). In three decades at the newspaper, he has reported from New York, Tokyo and Washington, and served for seven years as the Times' White House correspondent, covering two wars, the confrontations with Iran, North Korea, and America's efforts to deal with the rise of China. He was the first senior fellow in National Security and the Press at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, and has taught there with Graham Allison.

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