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Mike Brest

Washington Examiner


Last updated: May 30, 2023

Mike Brest is a defense reporter with the Washington Examiner, where he covers the Pentagon and international affairs. He has led the outlet’s coverage of the war in Ukraine and U.S. military assistance to Kyiv. He has been in the role since the summer of 2021, and he served as a breaking news reporter for the outlet prior. Mike received his B.A. in journalism from American University. 

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